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Topeka in Shawnee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Everest Methodist Church

1880

 
 
Everest Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 20, 2012
1. Everest Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.

The heritage of this church began as the Mount Zion Methodist Episcopal congregation organized in 1861 with meetings being held in the home of Thomas and Catherine Price in Brown County near the town of Everest. Following the Civil War there was rapid growth in Everest, so the congregation made plans for their own church building to be located two miles from the town of Everest. The Mount Zion Methodist House of worship was completed and dedicated in 1880. In January 1884, the church was moved by wagons and mule teams to a new location within the city of Everest where it served the community for 117 years.

Due to declining membership, the United Methodist Church of Everest was officially closed effective July 1, 2001. Later that year, the church building was moved to Historic Ward-Meade Park where it was renovated to its original design. This historic building represents a typical 19th century house of worship. These church buildings were often the heart of rural communities acting not only as a place for religious services for their members, but as a gathering place for concerts, meetings and other functions for the entire community.
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1861 - 2001
Mt. Zion Methodist Episcopal Church
in the service of God
United Methodist
Everest Methodist Church Anniversary Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 20, 2012
2. Everest Methodist Church Anniversary Marker
Church of
Everest, Kansas

 
Erected by Old Prairie Town.
 
Location. 39° 3.796′ N, 95° 40.994′ W. Marker is in Topeka, Kansas, in Shawnee County. Touch for map. Marker is in Old Prairie Town at Historic Ward-Meade Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 NW Fillmore Street, Topeka KS 66606, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Barber Shop (a few steps from this marker); Potwin Drug Store (a few steps from this marker); Mulvane General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); David Puff (within shouting distance of this marker); Ward-Meade Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Ward-Meade Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Victor Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Topeka.
 
Also see . . .
1. Old Prairie Town at Historic Ward-Meade Park. (Submitted on May 3, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Ward-Meade Park, Topeka KS. (Submitted on May 3, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Everest Methodist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 20, 2012
3. Everest Methodist Church and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 3, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 3, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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