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Ocoee in Orange County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Christian Church

Ocoee Historical Site

 
 
The Christian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, October 14, 2019
1. The Christian Church Marker
Inscription.  This church was built in 1891 by Gen. William T. Withers. The General died before the construction was completed, but Mrs. Withers finished the job in her husband's honor. The land was donated by Cpt. Sims. The church is Gothic architecture. The stained glass memorial windows came into Ocoee on ox-cart, after being brought from Belgium to Sanford, FL. by ship. It is the oldest Christian Church building in continual use in Florida.
 
Erected by City of Ocoee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
 
Location. 28° 34.147′ N, 81° 32.655′ W. Marker is in Ocoee, Florida, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of South Bluford Avenue and McKey Street, on the right when traveling south on South Bluford Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 South Bluford Avenue, Ocoee FL 34761, 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. Orange County Election Day Violence/ Ocoee Massacre and Exodus (approx. 0.2 miles away);
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Winter Garden Downtown Historic District (approx. 2˝ miles away); First United Methodist Church of Winter Garden (approx. 2.6 miles away); Pounds Motor Company (approx. 2.6 miles away); Henry Nehrling's Palm Cottage Gardens (approx. 2.8 miles away); Vietnam War Monument (approx. 2.9 miles away); Turnverein - Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away); 9/11 Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away).
 
The Christian Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, October 14, 2019
2. The Christian Church and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 10, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 10, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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