Plaquemine First United Methodist Church
Methodist circuit riders came out of Mississippi into this area soon after the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. A Union church building was erected in 1841 on what is now the parking lot of the present Methodist Church. This church served Methodists, Presbyterians and Episcopalians until it burned in 1880.
The Reverend William Winans, a presiding elder of the Natchez District of the Mississippi Conference, chartered the Methodist Church on September 3, 1842. A parsonage was built in 1854 just north of the present church. One of Methodism's first in the state, it has since been demolished
The present sanctuary was built in 1884 and remodeled extensively in 1953. The Plaquemine church is significant because it has been a place of witness and worship for Methodist people since the early years of the 19th century and is the site of one of the first parsonages in Louisiana.
In memory of her father Victor Kurzweg Case and her grandmother, Ethyl C. Case
November 27, 1994.
Erected 1991 by In Memory of Charles F. Bean by his sisters Jean, Alice and Nell.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
Location. 30° 17.362′ N, 91° 13.965′ W. Marker is in Plaquemine, Louisiana, in Iberville Parish. Marker is on Church Street (State Highway 1) north of Meriam Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23645 Church Street, Plaquemine LA 70764, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Academy of Saint Basil (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Plaquemine Tribe World War 1 Memorial Tablet (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bayou Plaquemine (approx. ¼ mile away); Gary J. Hebert Memorial Lockhouse (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Bayou Plaquemine (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Bayou Plaquemine (approx. 2 miles away); Morrisonville (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plaquemine.
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