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Richmond in Fort Bend County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

St. John's United Methodist Church

— United Methodist Church Registered Historic Site No. 106 —

 
 
St. John's United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, August 30, 2018
1. St. John's United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  While Methodist missionaries had served the Richmond area as early as 1824, this congregation was organized January 22, 1839, by the Rev. Jesse Hord. Early members included some of Stephen F. Austin's "Old 300" colonists. The congregation built this red brick sanctuary in 1922. Designed by C. N. Nelson of Houston, the Gothic revival building features white terra cotta trim and modified Tudor Gothic arches.
 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9064.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the United Methodist Church Historic Sites series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 22, 1839.
 
Location. 29° 34.933′ N, 95° 45.705′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Texas, in Fort Bend County. Marker is at the intersection of Jackson Street (Alternate U.S. 90) and South 4th Street, on the right when traveling west on Jackson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Jackson St, Richmond TX 77469, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar (within shouting
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distance of this marker); Constantine W. Buckley (within shouting distance of this marker); The McFarlane House (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Bend County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Bend War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Courthouse Square (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jane Long Boarding House (about 400 feet away); Morton Lodge No. 72, A. F. & A. M. (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
St. John's United Methodist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, August 30, 2018
2. St. John's United Methodist Church and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 2, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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