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Pineville in Rapides Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

First United Methodist Church

Pineville, Louisiana

First United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, September 28, 2018
1. First United Methodist Church Marker
1802-1806 First Circuit Riders (ministers) began work in Louisiana.
1811 Rapides Circuit formed - Miles Harper presiding Elder.
1814 John Shrock began work in Rapides area of Louisiana.
1817 Ashley Hewitt, Richmond Nolley, Jonathan C. Jones and Alexander Whitney, each active in Methodism in Rapides area.
1849 Louisiana conference founded, minutes listed Pineville as preaching stop for circuit preachers.
1873 3 acres donated by Thomas E. Maddox to J.M. Henry for the purpose of building a church and cemetery in Pineville.
1875 the Methodist Church and cemetery is located at the corner of Hardtner and Singer streets.
1916 Church moved to 800 block of Main Street, known as the Little White Church House. The pews and stained glass windows were from the original church.
1927 church moved to 900 block of Main Street and built a two-story brick building.
1939 The Methodist Episcopal Church, North, and Protestant, formed Methodist Church. Present congregation became part of South Central jurisdiction.
1960 Church moved to 101 College Boulevard.
1973 Wilson Watson Building opened as part of church plan.
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1974 George W. Dameron Memorial Library established in church.
1984 Damaged church steeple replaced and church plan expanded.
Erected by First United Methodist Church of Pineville.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
Location. 31° 20.943′ N, 92° 25.503′ W. Marker is in Pineville, Louisiana, in Rapides Parish. Marker can be reached from Monroe Highway (U.S. 165) south of Daisy Lane, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2550 Monroe Highway, Pineville LA 71360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Berwick Family Residence (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fallen Federal Firefighters/ Oklahoma City Bombing Victims Memorial Grove (approx. 0.8 miles away); Superintendent William T. Sherman (approx. 0.9 miles away); State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy (approx. 0.9 miles away); A Brief History of the Seminary and the Original Campus (approx. 0.9 miles away); Campus Life (approx. 0.9 miles away); This Stone Was A Part Of The 1st LA. Seminary (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Seminary Building (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pineville.
More about this marker. Located in front of church. Cannot
First United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, September 28, 2018
2. First United Methodist Church Marker
be seen from highway.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2024. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 19, 2018.

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