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Wetumpka in Elmore County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Wetumpka Methodist Church

Organized 1837

 
 
Wetumpka Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 2, 2013
1. Wetumpka Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  Completed in 1854, this building was the third Methodist Church building erected in Wetumpka and served both black and white congregations. Transitional exterior and interior architecture features elegant simplicity of Greek revival styles. Interior plaster work is outstanding. Original nave provided space for 500 persons. Renovation in 1910 included more space for choir loft, installation of pipe organ, stained glass windows and pews to follow curve of chancel rail. In 1954 chandeliers were added and basement remodeled for Sunday School class rooms. Chancel area enlarged again in 1972. Listed in National Register of Historic Landmarks 1972.
 
Erected 1974 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
 
Location. 32° 32.431′ N, 86° 12.686′ W. Marker is in Wetumpka, Alabama, in Elmore County. Marker is at the intersection of West Tuskeena Street and North Broad Street, on the right when traveling west on West Tuskeena Street. Touch for map.
First United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 2, 2013
2. First United Methodist Church
Marker is at or near this postal address: 306 West Tuskeena Street, Wetumpka AL 36092, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wetumpka L&N Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist Church of Wetumpka (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Wetumpka Light Guard (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); High Water Mark (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Calaboose (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wetumpka's Bridges (approx. 0.4 miles away); Elmore County Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wetumpka.
 
Also see . . .  Our History. First United Methodist Church of Wetumpka (Submitted on December 3, 2013.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 880 times since then. Last updated on May 25, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 2, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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