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Georgetown in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First United Methodist Church of Georgetown

 
 
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By Keith Peterson
1. First United Methodist Church of Georgetown Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1849 as Georgetown Mission, organized 1874 but still served then by circuit riders. This church acquired a resident pastor in 1879. Original building was erected in 1881-82 on the Southwestern University campus. The present church structure was built in 1891-93, of native limestone, hand-cut at this site. Physics professor Robert S. Hyer was the supervising architect. The floor plan is modeled after the Greek cross. Bishops A. Frank Smith (1889–1962) and W. Angie Smith (1894–1974), brothers, made decision to enter the ministry in this church. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark—1974.
 
Erected 1974 by The Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9090.)
 
Location. 30° 37.997′ N, 97° 40.404′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is on E University Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 410 E University Ave, Georgetown TX 78626, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Negro Fine Arts School (a few steps from this marker); George Irvine House (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Site of Southwestern University (within
First United Methodist Church of Georgetown image. Click for full size.
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2. First United Methodist Church of Georgetown
shouting distance of this marker); Georgetown High School Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); W.Y. Penn Home (about 400 feet away); C.C. and Mattie Hughes Cody House (about 400 feet away); St. Johnís United Methodist Church (about 400 feet away); J. A. McDougle Home (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
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Stained Glass Window image. Click for full size.
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3. Stained Glass Window
Main Entrance image. Click for full size.
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4. Main Entrance
Another Stained Glass Window image. Click for full size.
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5. Another Stained Glass Window
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2007, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 941 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 14, 2007, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
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