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Smithville in Bastrop County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Methodist Church of Smithville

 
 
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By Larry D. Moore, November 17, 2020
1. First Methodist Church of Smithville Marker
Inscription.  Organized in 1888 by the Rev. H. M. Haynie and eight charter members, the Methodist congregation in Smithville met in the local school until a frame sanctuary was completed in 1893. A new brick structure was built in 1912-13. Following damage in a 1922 fire, it was rebuilt and enlarged. Exhibiting influences of the Gothic revival and Romanesque styles of architecture, the building features art glass windows, a zig-zag wall, and truncated tower.
 
Erected 1988 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9187.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & Religion.
 
Location. 30° 0.535′ N, 97° 9.471′ W. Marker is in Smithville, Texas, in Bastrop County. Marker is at the intersection of Northeast 4th Street and Olive Street, on the right when traveling west on Northeast 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Olive Street, Smithville TX 78957, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Smithville (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chancellor House
First Methodist Church of Smithville Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, November 17, 2020
2. First Methodist Church of Smithville Marker Area
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Rabb House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stephen Scallorn (approx. 6.8 miles away); Young School House and Cemetery (approx. 7.2 miles away); Site of Woods' Fort (approx. 7.4 miles away); Felipe Entrique Neri, Baron De Bastrop (approx. 10.2 miles away); The Gotier Trace (approx. 10.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smithville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.
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