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Paris in Lamar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First United Methodist Church of Paris

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, November 21, 2021
1. First United Methodist Church of Paris Marker
Inscription.  The beginning of this congregation can be traced to 1843, when the Rev. James Graham organized the First Methodist Church in the area. It later took the name Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Meanwhile, another congregation, Lamar Avenue Methodist Church, was formed. After the destructive Paris fire of 1916, the two churches decided to form one central downtown congregation, and the merger became official in 1918. The Rev. Robert P. Shuler was appointed first pastor of the new congregation, now known as First United Methodist Church of Paris.
 
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8196.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1918.
 
Location. 33° 39.66′ N, 95° 33.214′ W. Marker is in Paris, Texas, in Lamar County. Marker is on 3rd Street SE, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 322 Lamar Avenue, Paris TX 75460, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Paris Public Schools (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Cooke Buckner
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By Brian Anderson, November 21, 2021
2. First United Methodist Church of Paris
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(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church of Paris (about 600 feet away); Paris Fire Department (about 600 feet away); Central Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); John James Culbertson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lamar County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Paris Fire, 1916 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 25, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.

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