“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Columbus in Lowndes County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)

First Methodist Church

First Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Davis Darryl Hartness, August 13, 2007
1. First Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. Oldest church organization in Columbus, dating from 1831. Second structure, built in 1844, became synagogue after building of present church, 1860-1867.
Erected 1967 by Mississippi Historical Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
Location. 33° 29.714′ N, 88° 25.608′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Mississippi, in Lowndes County. Marker is on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus MS 39701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Friendship Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Christian Church (about 500 feet away); First Baptist Church of Columbus (about 600 feet away); Church of the Annunciation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Columbus Mississippi Blues (approx. 0.2 miles away); Franklin Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Home of Tennessee Williams (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Also see . . .  Brief History of First United Methodist Church, Columbus, MS. First Methodist has owned three church buildings. In 1831, a frame structure, the first church building in Columbus, was erected at the corner of 2nd avenue north and 8th street. In 1844, a brick church was built in the center of the same block. The present building was begun in 1860...and was finished in 1866. (Submitted on June 26, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
Categories. Churches & Religion
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 1,187 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on June 26, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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