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Tulia in Swisher County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Methodist Church of Tulia

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
1. First Methodist Church of Tulia Marker
Inscription. The Reverend R. M. Morris, area presiding elder Jerome Harelson, and seventeen charter members organized this congregation in 1891. Early worship services, held on alternate Sundays in conjunction with the local Baptist and Presbyterian congregations, were conducted in the town's one-room schoolhouse.

With financial and labor assistance from the entire community, the Methodists built the town's first church building in 1897 with lumber hauled from Amarillo. The tradition of shared services continued, and the Baptist and Presbyterian congregations also worshiped in the Methodist church building until their own facilities were built.

Church membership grew steadily, closely paralleling Tulia's population growth. A new sanctuary was completed in 1929, and by the early 1960s additional facilities were required to meet the congregation's needs. After a denominational name change in 1968, it became known as First United Methodist Church. In 1979, the congregation welcomed the membership of Trinity United Methodist Church in a merger of the two congregations. First United Church continues to serve the citizens of Tulia with a variety of worship, educational, and outreach programs.
 
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1772.)
 
Location.
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By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
2. First Methodist Church of Tulia Marker
34° 32.295′ N, 101° 46.035′ W. Marker is in Tulia, Texas, in Swisher County. Marker is at the intersection of North Briscoe Avenue and NW 2nd Street, on the left when traveling north on North Briscoe Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 North Briscoe Avenue, Tulia TX 79088, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ozark Trails Association (approx. 0.2 miles away); Flynt Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Swisher County (approx. 0.2 miles away); JA Ranch Cabin (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Swisher County (approx. mile away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tulia Depot (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Quanah Parker Trail (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tulia.
 
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First Methodist Church of Tulia image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
3. First Methodist Church of Tulia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 1, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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