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Falfurrias in Brooks County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First United Methodist Church

Of Falfurrias

 
 
First United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 28, 2021
1. First United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  

The Rev. C.W. Perkins (1853-1942) organized this congregation in 1904 with 7 charter members. Early services were conducted in temporary quarters including the railroad depot and the 1905 frame schoolhouse, shared by all denominations. In 1906 the Methodists erected their first church building on land donated by Edward C. Lasater (1860-1930), founder of Falfurrias. Damaged by hurricanes in 1916 and 1919 and remodeled in 1935, the frame structure was replaced in 1950 by the present edifice.
Marker Sponsor: First United Methodist Church of Falfurrias
 
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1888.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
 
Location. 27° 13.526′ N, 98° 8.809′ W. Marker is in Falfurrias, Texas, in Brooks County. Marker is at the intersection of South Terrell Street and West Allen Street, on the right when traveling south on South Terrell Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 302 West Allen Street, Falfurrias TX 78355, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
First United Methodist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 28, 2021
2. First United Methodist Church and Marker
3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brooks County’s Catholic Heritage (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Our Sons, Our Brothers, Our Friends Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brooks County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brooks County War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fallen Heroes Memorial Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Falfurrias (approx. 0.2 miles away); Don Pedro Jaramillo (approx. 2.4 miles away); Site of Los Olmos (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Falfurrias.
 
Side view of the First United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 28, 2021
3. Side view of the First United Methodist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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