Attalla in Etowah County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
First United Methodist Church Of Attalla
In 1851 twelve Methodists met in Newton (later Attalla) to plan a Methodist Episcopal Church. A crude log building on North Fifth Street served as the first church. In 1861 and again in 1882 the church relocated on Fifth to accommodate the growing membership. A full-time pastor was added in 1888. In 1896 Attalla was first reported at the North Alabama Methodist Annual Conference. Ground was broken for the present church home in 1903. On May 1, 1904, the congregation assembled for the first Sunday worship in the new sanctuary.
Erected 2003 by Etowah Historical Society.
Location. 34° 1.415′ N, 86° 5.268′ W. Marker is in Attalla, Alabama, in Etowah County. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Avenue and 4th Street NW, on the right when traveling north on 6th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Attalla AL 35954, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Electricity for the City of Attalla (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); “The Junction” (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camp Wills (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Patrick Lay Camp Sibert (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Sibert (approx. 2.1 miles away); Dwight Mill Village (approx. 2.4 miles away); Howard Gardner Nichols 1871-1896 (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Attalla.
Also see . . .
1. The City of Attalla. The official WEB site for the City of Attalla. (Submitted on December 3, 2010, by Vgi of Attalla, Alabama.)
2. City Of Attalla. History of Attalla (Submitted on May 3, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
3. Historic United Methodist Sites. Waymarking category for listing United Methodist historic sites which have been officially numbered or designated as Heritage Landmarks by the UMC General Commission on Archives and History (Submitted on May 3, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Churches & Religion • Notable Buildings • Notable Places •
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