First United Methodist Church 1872

First United Methodist Church 1872 (HM13CC)

Location: Alexander City, AL 35010 Tallapoosa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 56.848', W 85° 57.296'

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Following a fire in June 1902 that destroyed the Methodist Episcopal Church of the North Alabama Conference, along with most of downtown Alexander City, the church leadership chose to relocate to this site.

Construction began in 1903 on the neoclassical Romanesque style house of worship. The foundation stones were collected from a nearby farm, and the bricks and timbers were fabricated by local craftsmen within walking distance of the site. The first service in the completed structure was held in May 1906.

The church traces its origin to a small group of Methodists led by Rev. William T. Patillo, who joined with people of other denominations for a union revival held under a bush arbor in the village of Youngsville in the summer of 1872.
HM NumberHM13CC
Year Placed2001
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 8:29am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 597685 N 3645947
Decimal Degrees32.94746667, -85.95493333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 56.848', W 85° 57.296'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 56' 50.88" N, 85° 57' 17.76" W
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Area Code(s)256, 334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 131 Semmes St, Alexander City AL 35010, US
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