Near Lake City in Columbia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Falling Creek Methodist Church and Cemetery
This site was donated for use as a church by the heirs of Thomas D. Dicks. It is part of a tract of land he acquired in 1855 from Florida IIF soon after his arrival here from South Carolina with his wife Rebecca Manker Dicks.
Location. 30° 15.763′ N, 82° 40.133′ W. Marker is near Lake City, Florida, in Columbia County. Marker can be reached from Northwest Falling Creek Road (County Road 131) 1.2 miles north of US Highway 41 (State Road 100), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located directly in front of the Falling Creek Church, just to the left of the main entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1290 Northwest Falling Creek Road, Lake City FL 32055, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Bargaining Chip (approx. 0.3 miles away); Falling Creek Falls Apalachee Trail (approx. 5.4 miles away); Alligator (approx. 5.4 miles away); Confederate Monument (approx. 5.4 miles away); White Springs (approx. 7 miles away); Wars and Conflicts in White Springs (approx. 7 miles away); Florida’s Original Tourist Destination (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake City.
More about this marker. Marker is a large metal plaque, mounted horizontally atop a waist-high stone pedestal.
Regarding Falling Creek Methodist Church and Cemetery. (From nearby related "Falling Creek Falls" marker.) The church property was acquired by Thomas Dicks in 1855 for $.50 an acre from the Florida Internal Improvement Trust Fund. A log church was built on this site and served the community until 1885, when the present church building was constructed. The church was built out of local materials and features two front doors, one for men and one for women. It was the common custom for men and women to sit on opposite sides of the church. The church is still
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Falling Creek Falls Community
Also see . . .
1. Falling Creek Church website. This link presents various photographs of the church interior. (Submitted on November 10, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. National Register of Historic Places Registration Form. (Submitted on November 10, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Categories. • Churches & Religion •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 22 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 10, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.