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Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church

 
 
Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
1. Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  Congregation organized in 1892 as a mission. Original church built at 10th & Trimble Sts. In 1908, Fountain Ave. Methodist Episcopal Church, South was erected here at a cost of $35,000; it has been in continual service since. In 1937, floodwaters filled basement. Möller pipe organ installed in 1945. The education wing was added in 1947.
 
Erected 2008 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2269.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 4.865′ N, 88° 37.119′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is at the intersection of Fountain Avenue and Monroe Street, on the right when traveling north on Fountain Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Fountain Ave, Paducah KY 42001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gen. Lloyd Tilghman (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Linn Boyd Home — 1853
Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
2. Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Chief Paduke (approx. 0.2 miles away); Forrest's Headquarters (approx. ¼ mile away); Dr. Reuben Saunders (1808-1891) (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grave of John T. Scopes / Scopes "Monkey Trial" (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Paul Lutheran Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Irvin S. Cobb (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church (PDF). Jackson Purchase Historical Society article from Murray State University's Digital Commons. (Submitted on October 28, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 30 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 28, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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Feb. 28, 2021