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Midway Methodist Church

Barberville Pioneer Settlement

 
 
Midway Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, June 15, 2019
1. Midway Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  
Named Midway because Barberville was half way between Jacksonville and Tampa on the Methodist Minister’s circuit. The church was built in 1890. It served the community until 1964 and was donated to the Pioneer Settlement by the DeLand District of the United Methodist Church.

Central air and heat was donated by Dale Barnhart in memory of his loving wife, Evelyn. Theirs was the first wedding performed in the church after its relocation. The church is available for weddings and other events
 
Erected by Barberville Pioneer Settlement.
 
Location. 29° 10.985′ N, 81° 25.422′ W. Marker is in Pierson, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from Lightfoot Lane south of County Road 3, on the right when traveling south. Marker located within the Barberville Pioneer Settlement. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1776 Lightfoot Lane, Pierson FL 32180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Huntington Post Office (here, next to this marker); Settlement Firehouse (a few steps from this marker);
Midway Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, June 15, 2019
2. Midway Methodist Church Marker
Quarter's House (within shouting distance of this marker); Tomoka Turpentine Still (within shouting distance of this marker); Convict Cage Wagon (within shouting distance of this marker); Pierson Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Swedish Pioneer Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis Log Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pierson.
 
Also see . . .  Barberville Pioneer Settlement. Barberville Pioneer Settlement was founded in 1976 and is a private not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization registered with the State Florida. The centerpiece of the Barberville Pioneer Settlement is the original Barberville Central High School (c 1919), a National Register of Historic Places site. Many historical buildings and artifacts that may otherwise have been destroyed have been relocated to the “Settlement’s” grounds. The site is also the original home of Volusia County’s oldest two story brick residence, the Joseph Underhill House (c 1879). (Submitted on June 21, 2019.) 
 
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Midway Methodist Church Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, June 15, 2019
3. Midway Methodist Church Plaque
The Midway United Methodist Church was established in 1872 in Barberville, FL. This structure was built in 1890, continued in use until 1964, then moved to the Pioneer Settlement in 1994.
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Midway Methodist Church Congregation image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, June 15, 2019
4. Midway Methodist Church Congregation
1947 or 1948 by Elizabeth McKay Bolin black and white photograph, 8” x 10” Donated by Elizabeth McKay Bolin of Cassia Florida may 18, 1995
The congregation posed on the front steps of this building. All are from left to right. First Row: Clifford Bass, Veinie Wilkes, unknown, unknown, Mary Price, Hubert Wilkes. Second Row: unknown, Kay Underhill, unknown, unknown, Ann Wilkes, unknown, Henry Price. Third Row: unknown, Flora McKay Price, Pauline Buckles, Clarissa McKay (Mrs. A.L. McKay) Fourth Row: Margaret McKay Bean, Sarah Thomas?. Frances Buckles?. Gladys Buckles. Fifth Row: Mary McKay Underhill, unknown, unknown, A.L. McKay, unknown.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 20, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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