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First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee, Florida

 
 
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By Tim Fillmon, October 30, 2018
1. First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee, Florida Marker
Inscription.  In May 1915, Reverend William Troutman and seven founders established the First United Methodist Church (Methodist Episcopal Church South). The first church building was completed in 1916 on land donated by the Okeechobee Company, a Henry Flagler company. The one-story, wood structure was the first church building in the city of Okeechobee. The building was moved to an adjoining lot in 1921 to make way for construction of this brick church building, whose plans were approved that same year. Seed money for the construction was raised by a William Jennings Bryan lecture and the building was completed debt free in 1924. The brick church features replacement stained glass windows installed in original "rose" window frames and a Reuter pipe organ installed in 1944. The original wood building served as the parsonage until 1969, then was used as the Heart & Hand Mission and youth building until its demolition in 1979. The church has served the community by hosting Okeechobee High School graduations, numerous weddings, funerals, music programs, and other events. The church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015 in celebration
First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, October 30, 2018
2. First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee
of the centennial of the first church building in Okeechobee.
 
Erected 2016 by First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee, Florida and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-921.)
 
Location. 27° 14.692′ N, 80° 49.887′ W. Marker is in Okeechobee, Florida, in Okeechobee County. Marker is at the intersection of Northwest 2nd Street and Northwest 2nd Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Northwest 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Northwest 2nd Street, Okeechobee FL 34972, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Okeechobee County (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peter and Louisiana Chandler Raulerson Log Cabin Historic Site (approx. 0.7 miles away); Tantie School House #14 (approx. 2.1 miles away); Peter And Louisiana Chandler Raulerson Gravesite (approx. 3 miles away); Battle of Okeechobee (approx. 3 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 14, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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