Florence in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
First United Methodist Church of Florence
The Methodist congregation in Florence shared the stone building, just as it shared its pastor. Early Methodist ministers in Texas rode circuits, serving several communities, the Florence mission, part of the Waco district, was at the head of a circuit. In 1858, Rev. John Carpenter was officially appointed to the church as its first pastor.
The congregation bought additional interest in the building, with full ownership in 1910. Members remodeled it and used it until 1924, when they sold it for use as a primitive Baptist church. The Methodist congregation built a new church at this site in 1924 and used it until erecting a brick church in 1968.
Over the years, the Florence Methodist Church has served the community through its organizations. The Home Mission Society, established in 1890, later became the Women's Society of Christian Service. The Methodist men, in 1957, created a livestock program to raise funds for a new parsonage. Youth groups have also been an important part of the church's mission, with the first junior league established in
Erected 2002 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14355.)
Location. 30° 50.398′ N, 97° 47.471′ W. Marker is in Florence, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is at the intersection of E. Curry Street and S. Love Avenue on E. Curry Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 S Love Ave, Florence TX 76527, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Florence (approx. ¼ mile away); Lawler Community (approx. 3 miles away); Andice Baptist Church (approx. 5½ miles away); Prairie View Cemetery (approx. 7.3 miles away); Smart-McCormick Home (approx. 8 miles away); The Community of Briggs (was approx. 8.3 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Briggs State Bank (approx. 8.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
Also see . . . Florence United Methodist Church Website. (Submitted on May 11, 2011, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
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