Tallassee in Elmore County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
The First United Methodist Church of Tallassee
The first funeral held in this church was that of Kate Burton Herren on January 14, 1929. The first wedding was that of W. Silas Mulder and Sarah Sasser. The church then was under the leadership of Exhorter, L.M. Lackey and Lay Leader, Merton Robinson. In 1936, Bishop John Lloyd Decell presided over the burning of the church mortgage. Rev. James E. Tate organized the 1953 Centennial Homecoming. The two-story Annex was built under the pastorate of Rev. Joe Ed Hastings, whose father, F.G. Hastings, had guided the construction of this church. The church bell is inscribed “Jones and Company, Troy, New York, 1855." What began as the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, is now the First United Methodist Church of Tallassee. From 2004-2005, this church underwent a restoration under Shook Whorton of Montgomery, AL. In 2004, the Heritage Committee of the Alabama- West Florida Conference awarded the FUMC of Tallassee the Church Heritage Award. It was listed in the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage in 2003.
author of Our Bethel, a History of this Church
Erected by Alabama Historical Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is January 14, 1929.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Jordan Ave, Tallassee AL 36078, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brigadier General Birkett Davenport Fry, CSA / Tallassee Confederate Officers Quarters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tallassee Armory (approx. 0.4 miles away); History of Tallassee (approx. 0.8 miles away); Tukabahchi (approx. 0.9 miles away); Tallassee Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Tukabatchee / Tokvpvcce (approx. 4.2 miles away); Franklin's Educational Legacy (approx. 7.3 miles away); Site of Thaddeus Post Office (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallassee.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 15, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.