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City Point Community Church

 
 
City Point Community Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Creager, July 28, 2022
1. City Point Community Church Marker
Inscription.  Known as City Point, this area was settled shortly after the Civil War by Confederate veterans, citrus grove workers, northern winter residents, and consumptives seeking a healthy climate. By early 1885, a board of trustees was formed consisting of William H. Sharpe, George W. Holmes, A. L. Hatch, John M. Sanders, and George E. Chester, to construct this building to be used for a public hall, school, and non-denominational church for both white and black residents. On land donated by J. C. Norwood, this building was designed by A. L. Hatch and built by John M. Sanders who completed the work on November 1, 1885. This structure served as the beginning congregation for the following churches: the United Methodist Church of Cocoa, Church of Christ, Church of God, Primitive Baptist Church, Calvin Baptist Church, Indian River Baptist Church, Baptist Enterprise Church, and the First Apostolic Temple. The building was used as a school until 1924. Picnics, dances, political rallies, a precinct voting station and observation tower during World War II were some of the many uses the community for for the building.
 
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2005 by Brevard County Historical Commission and The Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-537.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is November 1, 1885.
 
Location. 28° 25.268′ N, 80° 45.144′ W. Marker is in Cocoa, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is on Indian River Drive (County Road 515) 0.1 miles south of Briarwood Lane, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3783 Indian River Drive, Cocoa FL 32926, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Merritt Island & Community Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Indianola Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away); John R. Field Homestead (approx. 3.1 miles away); St. Luke's Episcopal Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Legacy of Dennis Sawyer (approx. 3.8 miles away); John H. Sams Homestead (approx. 4.1 miles away); Dennis Sawyer Memorial Park and Cemetery (approx. 4.3 miles away); Hernandez Trail (approx. 4.7 miles away).
 
City Point Community Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Creager, July 28, 2022
2. City Point Community Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2022, by Keith Creager of Palm Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2022, by Keith Creager of Palm Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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