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Gilliam in Caddo Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Gilliam United Methodist Church

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By Jason Armstrong, March 13, 2021
1. Gilliam United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  The first worship services in Gilliam were held in a railroad box car. In 1902 Gilliam Methodist Episcopal Church, South was built across Red Bayou north of the present church. That building was destroyed in the storm of 1908, along with all but one of the structures in Gilliam. Later that same year a new church was built on this site. In 1955 Gilliam Methodist Church was rebuilt and enlarged. "A church is never measured by it's building, rather, in terms of service to the community and it's reflection of the Holy Spirit which is it's true purpose."
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
 
Location. 32° 49.693′ N, 93° 50.645′ W. Marker is in Gilliam, Louisiana, in Caddo Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Adger Road and Piarce Lane, on the right when traveling east on Adger Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12835 Adger Rd, Gilliam LA 71029, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Reuben Thom Douglas Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Gilliam Louisiana (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Caddo Prairie Crossroads
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By Jason Armstrong, March 13, 2021
2. Gilliam United Methodist Church
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(about 500 feet away); Town of Gilliam (about 500 feet away); TS&N/T&P Railroad (about 600 feet away); Linda Lay Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Justice Chapel Baptist Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Lynn Plantation (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gilliam.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, OKlahoma. This page has been viewed 14 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 2, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, OKlahoma. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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