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Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

First United Methodist Church

(1822)

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, July 2, 2009
1. First United Methodist Church 1822 Marker
Inscription. Established September 8, 1822 in a log house on the west side of town by Revs. John Cox and John Kerr. Cox and wife, Frances Langley had been affiliated with the Wesleys in England. Second meeting place was in Farmer's Cobbler Shop on West Mobile Street. The third house of worship was built at the present site in 1827. It was replaced in 1835, and again in 1904 with a brick structure that burned in 1920. Present church was built in 1924 and renovated in 1968.
 
Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence Alabama.
 
Location. 34° 48.202′ N, 87° 40.607′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on East Tuscaloosa Street. Touch for map. The church sits on the corner of East Tuscaloosa and North Seminary Streets. Marker is located in front of the Church which faces East Tuscaloosa Street. (just right of the front of the church). Marker is at or near this postal address: 415 North Seminary Street, Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Regions Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Pickett Place (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sannoner Historic District Medical Arts Building
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By Sandra Hughes, July 2, 2009
2. First United Methodist Church 1822 Marker
(about 400 feet away); Woodrow Wilson Park (about 500 feet away); Sannoner Historic District (about 500 feet away); Pope's Tavern Museum (about 600 feet away); Justice John McKinley Federal Building (about 600 feet away); Wood Avenue Historic District (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
Also see . . .  The History of the First United Methodist Church Florence, Alabama. First United Methodist Church was established on September 8, 1822,, by John Cox, an Englishmen, and John Kerr, an Irishman. There were eight people in attendance that day in John Cox's rustic log cabin home. Five were members of his family. (Submitted on March 10, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
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First United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 2, 2009
3. First United Methodist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 9, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 1,089 times since then and 56 times this year. Last updated on June 1, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 9, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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