Spartanburg in Spartanburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Central Methodist Church
Organized in 1837 as the first congregation of any denomination in Spartanburg, when this site was deeded to nine trustees. Services began in early 1838. Original frame meeting house with belfry was replaced in 1854 by a larger brick church. The present Gothic Revival sanctuary, built in 1886 and described as "an ornament to our town," was enlarged in 1897 & 1910.
Erected 2005 by Central Methodist Church Congregation. (Marker Number 42-24.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
Location. 34° 57.146′ N, 81° 55.994′ W. Marker is in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in Spartanburg County. Marker is on North Church Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 233 North Church St, Spartanburg SC 29306, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Daniel Morgan Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pink Anderson / The Marshall Tucker Band (approx. ¼ mile away); 156 West Main Street (approx. ¼ mile away); William Walker / Clara Smith Spartanburg Town Clock (approx. ¼ mile away); Palmetto Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Spartanburg Water Works (approx. ¼ mile away); Don Reno / The Blue Ridge Quartet (approx. ¼ mile away); Hank Garland / Johnny Blowers (approx. ¼ mile away); Walter Hyatt / DesChamps Hood (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spartanburg.
Also see . . .
1. Central Methodist Church. This Gothic Revival sanctuary, constructed in 1885-86 with substantive alterations in 1896-97, 1909-10, and 1930, is an excellent example of late nineteenth and early twentieth century interpretations of the Gothic Revival style and is associated with some of the most prominent architects of South Carolina and the Southeast during the period. (Submitted on August 2, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Central United Methodist Church - Spartanburg, SC. Spartanburg's first church. (Submitted on March 2, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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