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Butler in Wayne County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Zion Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church

 
 
First Zion Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, September 29, 2020
1. First Zion Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1836 Oldest Methodist Church in Wayne County Church built from trees cut on site and milled at Viele's local sawmill Board of Trustees (1835): Uriah G. Beach, Paul Davis, Lucius Hibbard, John Roe, and William Wadsworth In Memory of Leila and Orson Moore
 
Erected by Butler Historical Preservation Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
 
Location. 43° 10.11′ N, 76° 46.272′ W. Marker is in Butler, New York, in Wayne County. Marker is on Butler Center Road, ¼ mile north of McCann Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4535-4471 Butler Center Rd, Wolcott, NY 14590, Wolcott NY 14590, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sarah Mills (approx. 0.6 miles away); Roe Cobblestone Schoolhouse (approx. 2 miles away); Wolcott Falls (approx. 4.2 miles away); Northrup Park (approx. 4.2 miles away); In Memory, World Wars 1 - 2 (approx. 4.2 miles away); First Log Cabin
First Zion Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, September 29, 2020
2. First Zion Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church
The marker can be seen in front of the church to the left of the door.
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(approx. 5.8 miles away); A Memorial to Our Men Who Answered our County's Call (approx. 5.9 miles away); Cobblestone (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Butler.
 
Regarding First Zion Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The Methodist Episcopal Church of Butler was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on November 24, 1997. The church is also on the New York State Register of Historic Places.

The church was used for regular services until 1968. After that, it was used for two services a year until the 1980's. After many years of neglect, it was sold to the Town of Butler for $1.00 and the Butler Historical Preservation Society began restoring the building. The annex is now home to the Butler Church Museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 1, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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