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Jackson in Madison County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

First United Methodist Church

 
 
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By Ken Smith, November 26, 2008
1. First United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  In 1826, the Reverend Thomas Neely organized Jackson's First Methodist Church. Its first house of worship was built in 1831 on the southeast corner of Church and Chester Streets. During the Civil War, Union forces used the church's 1851 edifice as a hospital and stable. In 1870, First Methodist played a major role in organizing the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church, which is now known as the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. This sanctuary formally opened on September 6, 1914.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4D 56.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1980.
 
Location. 35° 36.775′ N, 88° 49.036′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Tennessee, in Madison County. Marker is on South Church Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 South Church Street, Jackson TN 38301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Luke's Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a
First United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, November 26, 2008
2. First United Methodist Church
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direct line); Lynching in Madison County / Lynching in America (about 600 feet away); World War I Memorial Fountain (about 600 feet away); Madison County World War I Memorial Fountain (about 600 feet away); David Crockett (about 600 feet away); Madison County Memorial Flame (about 700 feet away); Monroe Dunaway Anderson 1873-1939 / Anderson, Clayton & Company (about 700 feet away); Madison County Confederate Monument (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
First United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, November 26, 2008
3. First United Methodist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 7, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 451 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 7, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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