Groesbeck in Limestone County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
First Methodist Church of Groesbeck
The Rev. Mordecai Yell conducted the first Methodist worship services in Groesbeck in 1871, the year this congregation was founded. Early worship services were held in a community building on N. Waco Street until the first sanctuary was completed on Trinity Street in 1879. The congregation became a full station with a full-time pastor in 1893, and moved to this site in 1903. Throughout its history, the First Methodist Church has supported foreign and domestic missionary endeavors as well as local community activities.
United Methodist Historic Site No. 367
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1757.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1871.
Location. 31° 31.366′ N, 96° 32.065′ W. Marker is in Groesbeck, Texas, in Limestone County. Marker is at the intersection of West State Street and South Dr. J.B. Riggs Drive, on the left when traveling east on West State Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 West State Street, Groesbeck TX 76642, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 Limestone County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Limestone County Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Home County of Lafayette Lumpkin Foster (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church of Groesbeck (approx. 0.2 miles away); Groesbeck Independent School District (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mrs. C.D. Kelly (approx. 2 miles away); Fort Parker Memorial Park (approx. 2 miles away); Fort Parker (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Groesbeck.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.