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Rising Star in Eastland County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First United Methodist Church of Rising Star

 
 
First United Methodist Church of Rising Star Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
1. First United Methodist Church of Rising Star Marker
Inscription. Rising Star was only a sparsely settled community when schoolteacher James Irby organized this congregation in 1879. The Rev. L.S. Chamberlain of Sipe Springs led the first service, which was attended by Irby, his wife Sallie, and Dennis Bond, in a small log building east of the present town. The congregation worshiped at several locations before 1888, when member Lucy L. Anderson donated a plot of ground for the building of a small frame structure at the present site, where the church held worship services and Sunday school classes for forty years.
     In 1903 the Rev. D.A. McGuire was appointed to serve the First Methodist Church of Rising Star and became the fellowship’s first full-time pastor. The 1920 oil boom brought new members into the church, resulting in the need for larger facilities. The current church building was completed in 1926 during the pastorate of the Rev. Fizer M. Noe.
     For more than one hundred years, the First United Methodist Church of Rising Star has provided the community with significant service and leadership. Its emphasis on Christian education and mission work has produced a number of ministers and missionaries from among its members.
 
Erected 1984 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1893.)
 
Location.
Marker in front of First United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
2. Marker in front of First United Methodist Church
32° 5.734′ N, 98° 58.01′ W. Marker is in Rising Star, Texas, in Eastland County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Anderson Street and W. College Street (Texas Highway 36), on the right when traveling south on S. Anderson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rising Star TX 76471, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rising Star (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rising Star Area Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wolf Valley Cemetery (approx. 5.1 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 6.8 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery War Memorial (approx. 6.8 miles away); The May Community (approx. 8.3 miles away); May United Methodist Church (approx. 9.5 miles away); Cross Plains Cemetery (approx. 12.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rising Star.
 
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First United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
3. First United Methodist Church
View to west across S. Anderson Street
First United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
4. First United Methodist Church
View to southwest from intersection of W. College Street and Anderson Street
First United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
5. First United Methodist Church
View to north from parking lot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 12, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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