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Newnansville Methodist Church Site

 
 
Newnansville Methodist Church Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, March 30, 2012
1. Newnansville Methodist Church Site Marker
Inscription.  
On this site
the Newnansville
Methodist Church
was founded in 1822
Presented by
Alachua
Methodist Church
1972

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1822.
 
Location. 29° 48.307′ N, 82° 28.639′ W. Marker is in Alachua, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker can be reached from State Road 235, on the right when traveling west. Located between NW 121st Terrace and Hipp Way, at the Newnansville Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alachua FL 32615, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newnansville Town Site (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alachua County Training School (approx. 1.2 miles away); Alachua Veterans Memorial (approx. 1½ miles away); City of Alachua (approx. 1½ miles away); Williams/Leroy House (approx. 1½ miles away); LaCrosse (approx. 5.1 miles away); Spring Hill United Methodist Church / Bellamy Road (approx.
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5.7 miles away); Springhill Methodist Church/Traxler, Fla. (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alachua.
 
Regarding Newnansville Methodist Church Site. During the years 1887-1888 Reverend T. J. Phillips came as the new pastor to the Newnansville Church. The old, wood-frame church was in bad need of repairs and valued at only $250. In 1897 Charles Inman was assigned to the Newnansville Church district, which included the churches at Spring Hill, Lacrosse, and St. Johns. Reverend Inman found a nucleus of the Newnansville members now living in Alachua. These members were insistent on organizing an Alachua mission. The question of building a new church at Alachua and abandoning the Newnansville church became an issue. Those members who had moved to Alachua supported building a facility in Alachua while those who remained in Newnansville opposed the idea.

Charles Inman, a preacher of great stature and personality, settled the issue at a Revival where a building committee of 3 men was selected and plans were begun for a new church building in Alachua. The building was completed in 1897 at a cost of $1800. While the new church was under construction a Sunday School was established with Mr. L. N. Pierce serving
Newnansville Methodist Church Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, March 30, 2012
2. Newnansville Methodist Church Site Marker
as Superintendent.
 
Newnansville Methodist Church Site, today only the cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, March 30, 2012
3. Newnansville Methodist Church Site, today only the cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,100 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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Jun. 5, 2023