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Corsicana in Navarro County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Methodist Church

 
 
First Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
1. First Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  Founded 1851; sanctuary built 1871 was not yet consecrated when State Democratic Convention met here 1872 and laid plans to free Texas from Reconstruction rule. First missionary society west of the Mississippi organized here, 1880. H. A. Boaz, ordained here, later became president of Polytechnic College, S. M. U., and a bishop. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967
 
Erected 1967 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7198.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the United Methodist Church Historic Sites series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
 
Location. 32° 5.582′ N, 96° 28.246′ W. Marker is in Corsicana, Texas, in Navarro County. Marker is on North 15th Street, on the right when traveling south. Located between West 3rd Avenue and West 4th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 320 North 15th Street, Corsicana TX 75110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lemon-Edens House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Westminster Presbyterian Church
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(about 700 feet away); Tatum Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Corsicana in 1860-1872 (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Corsicana (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Call To Arms (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. John's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jose Antonio Navarro (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corsicana.
 
First Methodist Church Marker along North 15th Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
2. First Methodist Church Marker along North 15th Street
First Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
3. First Methodist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 447 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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