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Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

First United Methodist Church

Founded October 28, 1849

 

— Sacramento’s Third Organized Church —

 
First United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, January 15, 2006
1. First United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  The original building was located on land at the S. E. corner of 7th and L Sts. Donated by Capt. John Sutter. It was known as The Baltimore Chapel. Prefabricated in Baltimore and shipped around The Horn, it became the first house of worship in Sacramento and the Great Valley. A new building; Designated First Methodist Episcopal Church, erected in 1859 on 6th St. between K and L. In 1918 a merger occurred between that church and The Central M.E. Church at 11th and I Sts. which had been organized Dec. 9, 1855. The combined churches, at the 11th St. site adopted name Grace M.E. Church. The present structure, designated again as First Methodist Episcopal Church, was built in 1925. The denomination in 1939 dropped Episcopal from the name and in 1968 added United: Hence, now the First United Methodist Church.

Marker placed October 28, 1989, Our 140th Anniversary
 
Erected 1989.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is October 28, 1918.
 
Location. 38° 34.55′ N, 121° 28.716′ W. Marker is in
First United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, January 15, 2006
2. First United Methodist Church
Marker is located to the right of the entrance
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Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2100 J St, Sacramento CA 95816, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Dunn Mansion (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Zitkála-Šá (about 800 feet away); Luella Johnston (about 800 feet away); Lavinia Gertrude Watson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alice Dunbar Nelson (approx. 0.2 miles away); María Amparo Ruiz de Burton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clara Shortridge Foltz (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jovita Idár (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
First United Methodist Church Stain Glass Windows image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, January 15, 2006
3. First United Methodist Church Stain Glass Windows
First United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
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4. First United Methodist Church
First Methodist Episcopal Church, Sacramento, CA, July 11, 1925 Owning Library: California State Library, California History Section
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,480 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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Dec. 8, 2022