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Athens in Limestone County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

First United Methodist Church

Athens, Alabama

 
 
First United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 2, 2020
1. First United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  The Methodist presence began in 1813 when circuit riders were sent to establish preaching posts in the Mississippi Territory. In October 1818 the Tennessee Conference appointed Reverend Joshua Boucher Sr. as pastor of the Limestone Circuit, Athens (before Alabama became a state in December 1819). The Methodist Church worshipped in various buildings in Athens before constructing its first building in 1836 on the corner of Hobbs & Marion streets. It relocated to this building in March 1925.
Bicentennial of Athens First United Methodist Church
October 1818 - October 2018

 
Erected 2018 by Athens First United Methodist Church.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
 
Location. 34° 48.277′ N, 86° 58.315′ W. Marker is in Athens, Alabama, in Limestone County. Marker is at the intersection of West Hobbs Street and North Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling west on West Hobbs Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 West Hobbs Street, Athens AL 35611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
First United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 2, 2020
2. First United Methodist Church Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. Scenes From Hobbs & Market Streets (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); North Side of Square (about 400 feet away); A County Older Than the State (about 500 feet away); Judge David Lee Rosenau, Jr. (about 600 feet away); Limestone County Courthouse Bell (about 600 feet away); Limestone County Confederate Memorial (about 600 feet away); West Side of Square (about 600 feet away); James Edwin Horton, Jr. (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
 
First United Methodist Church sanctuary image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 2, 2020
3. First United Methodist Church sanctuary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 3, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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