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Terrell in Kaufman County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First United Methodist Church

of Terrell

 
 
First United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, September 18, 2016
1. First United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  The Rev. J. W. Fields (1817-1886) organized this church in 1873, the same year the Texas & Pacific Railroad opened a station at the Terrell townsite. A frame church was built and the Sunday School started in 1877. In 1900, when the membership had grown to 495, a larger brick edifice replaced the first sanctuary. This fellowship helped support Wesley College, located here from 1905 to 1911, and built the City Tabernacle, site of public gatherings from 1905 to 1915. Four sessions of the North Texas Methodist Conference have been hosted by this congregation.
 
Erected 1977 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8516.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1873.
 
Location. 32° 44.381′ N, 96° 16.887′ W. Marker is in Terrell, Texas, in Kaufman County. Marker is at the intersection of West College Street and North Hattie Street, on the left when traveling west on West College Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 503 West College Street, Terrell TX 75160, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
First United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, September 18, 2016
2. First United Methodist Church
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of this marker. Rockwall and Brin Church of Christ (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Church of the Good Shepherd (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carnegie Library Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carnegie Public Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gov. Oscar Branch Colquitt (1861-1940) (approx. ¼ mile away); Dr. L. E. Griffith Homeplace (approx. ¼ mile away); First Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); St. John Catholic Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Terrell.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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