Dade Cty in Pasco County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Blanton Methodist Church
This church was built in 1906 by Will Heacock and Tom Jordan on land donated by Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Blocker. The pioneer congregation which worshipped at Mt. Olive Church on the Dowling Place about a mile away had decided it was too far from "town." In 1928 when Townsend House Church near Hancock Lake discontinued regular services, several of its members joined here. The congregation diminished as the lumber and turpentine industries moved away. Most current members are kinfolk of the pioneer settlers.
Erected 1986 by Pasco Board of County Commissioners and the Historical Preservation Committee.
Location. 28° 24.706′ N, 82° 14.805′ W. Marker is in Dade Cty, Florida, in Pasco County. Marker is at the intersection of Spring Valley Road and Sweetwater Road, on the right when traveling south on Spring Valley Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17481 Spring Valley Road, Dade City FL 33523, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Joseph Community (approx. 3.3 miles away); Owensboro (approx. 4.2 miles away); Dade City Grammar School (approx. 4.4 miles Whitehouse (approx. 4.4 miles away); Townsend House Church & Cemetery (approx. 4½ miles away); St. Mary's Episcopal Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 4.6 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2013, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 15, 2013, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.