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Phelps in Ontario County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Phelps Methodist Episcopal Church

 
 
Phelps Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, March 8, 2020
1. Phelps Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription.  
The early Phelps citizens who originally organized the "First Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church” constructed their first house of worship on this site in 1817, a wooden structure called the "Yellow Meeting House". Their second church, a substantial brick edifice, was constructed here in 1856 and served the Methodist community for over 110 years.

With the merger of the Methodist and Presbyterian congregations to the United Church of Phelps in 1974, the brick structure that stood here was razed in 1983, but not before relocating two stained glass windows that adorned the narthex of the Methodist Church to the narthex of the United Church. In 1989, the Village dedicated this site as "Methodist Memorial Park". The church's steepte bell is located on the Park's southeast corner.
 
Erected 2014 by Phelps Community Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1817.
 
Location. 42° 57.567′ N, 77° 3.791′ W. Marker is in Phelps, New York,
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in Ontario County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (New York State Route 96) and William Street, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Located in Methodist Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Phelps NY 14532, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pioneer Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Stone Shop (approx. 0.2 miles away); Phelps World War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory (approx. ¼ mile away); Phelps Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Former Railbed (approx. 1.4 miles away); Unionville (approx. 1½ miles away); Peirce Pavillion 2 (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Phelps.
 
Phelps Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel
2. Phelps Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 9, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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