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Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Methodist Church

 
 
First Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 5, 2014
1. First Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  
This tower, steeple and wall
part of the First Methodist Church
started in 1881 and dedicated in
1885 by the congregation. Worship
services were held here until January
1967 when the congregation merged
with Centenary Methodist Church.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1881.
 
Location. 35° 2.871′ N, 85° 18.413′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Georgia Avenue south of McCallie Avenue, on the left when traveling south. This historical marker is located just above a short stone wall, that is part of the church grounds' landscaping, and is situated along a public sidewalk that runs through Phillips Park, from McCallie Avenue to Georgia Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37402, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abby Crawford Milton (here, next to this marker); Military History of Chattanooga (within shouting distance of this marker); Ochs/Times Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Library Building
First Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 5, 2014
2. First Methodist Church Marker
Close-up view of the text on the marker.
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(about 300 feet away); Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (about 400 feet away); Hamilton County (about 400 feet away); First Coca-Cola Bottling Company In The United States (about 600 feet away); Frances Willard House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
First Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 5, 2014
3. First Methodist Church Marker
View, looking east, of the marker situated along a public sidewalk that runs through Phillips Park, from McCallie Avenue to Georgia Avenue.
First Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 5, 2014
4. First Methodist Church Marker
View, looking south, of the marker having been integrated into the cut stone landscaping of the church structure.
First Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 5, 2014
5. First Methodist Church Marker
View looking south, along the Georgia Avenue public sidewalk, of the marker and the church tower, steeple and wall.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 392 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 27, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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