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Near Courtland in Nicollet County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Brighton United Methodist Church

1854 – 1984

 
 
Brighton United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 5, 2014
1. Brighton United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.
This Church Was Moved to
Farmamerica, Wasega, MN June 1987

Site of the Brighton United Methodist Church
Established in 1854 after the Rev. John Tidlund responded to the prayers of the early settlers. Services were held in homes and schools until the church was built in 1882 (valued at $1,800.00). On Nov. 3, 1860 the first quarterly conference was held. The Sunday School was organized in 1881. The Ladies Aid Society began 1891, it later became the United Methodist Women. Epworth League began in 1911 and later became Methodist Youth Fellowship. In 1943 the Norwegian Danish Conference was dissolved and Brighton joined the Minnesota Conference. In 1962 the Methodist Episcopal and Evangelical United Brethren Churches joined and formed the United Methodist Church. Last services were held Oct. 7, 1984. Amen.
 
Location. 44° 20.973′ N, 94° 18.399′ W. Marker is near Courtland, Minnesota, in Nicollet County. Marker is on Fort Road (County Highway 5) 0.3 miles east of 521st Avenue (County Highway 10), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at a highway turnout. Marker is in this post office area: New Ulm MN 56073, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as
Site of the Brighton United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 5, 2014
2. Site of the Brighton United Methodist Church
south side of marker
the crow flies. Brighton (here, next to this marker); Courtland (approx. 5.9 miles away); New Sweden Creamery (approx. 7 miles away); Bernadotte Co-op Creamery (approx. 7.1 miles away); Bernadotte Lutheran Church Monument (approx. 7.3 miles away); Bernadotte Lutheran Church (approx. 7.3 miles away); The Evacuation of New Ulm (approx. 7.3 miles away); Gänseviertel (Goosetown) (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Courtland.
 
Also see . . .  Brighton Methodist Church. Photo of the church at Farmamerica. (Submitted on July 13, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Brighton United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 5, 2014
3. Brighton United Methodist Church Marker
United Methodist Church and Brighton Markers image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 5, 2014
4. United Methodist Church and Brighton Markers
Site of the Brighton United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 5, 2014
5. Site of the Brighton United Methodist Church
highway turnout
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 13, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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