Georgetown in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Georgetown Community United Methodist Church
Erected 1989 by El Dorado Parlor 186, Native Daughters of the Golden West.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 38° 54.621′ N, 120° 50.178′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, California, in El Dorado County. Marker can be reached from Church Street north of School Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is located in the parking lot across from the church building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2853 Church Street, Georgetown CA 95634, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Georgia Slide (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Georgetown School (approx. 0.2 miles away); American River Inn The American Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Georgetown Blues (approx. 0.3 miles away); Georgetown - Pride of the Sierra / Growlersburg / E Clampus Vitus (approx. 0.3 miles away); Miners Club (approx. 0.3 miles away); Georgetown Firehouse (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
Also see . . . History of the Church. By 1851 Methodist circuit riders were preaching on the Divide. One tale tells of a circuit riding preacher who was badgered by an inebriated patron of a bar doing double duty as a m eeting house. The next week the preacher came into the bar with a revolver in one hand and a Bible in the other. He put both objects on the bar and asked, "Now, are there any questions?" (Submitted on May 4, 2012.)
1. The Methodists Church
Methodists have been gathering in this area since 1851, but have had problems finding a building of their own. Their first church burned, finances floundered a second attempt. The congregation shared a hall until
Source: Georgetown Walking Tour Brochure.
— Submitted May 4, 2012.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2012, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 323 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 4, 2012, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.