Methodism in Lexington / First United Methodist Church

Methodism in Lexington / First United Methodist Church (HM1BZO)

Location: Lexington, KY 40507 Fayette County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 2.776', W 84° 30.013'

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Methodism in Lexington

Revs. James Haw and Benjamin Ogden were sent in 1786 to Ky. to organize Methodists. In 1789, Rev. Francis Poythress established the Lexington Society of Methodists, now the First United Methodist Church. It was the first Methodist station in Kentucky and was one of the first 100 Methodist churches in the U.S.

First United Methodist Church

Lexington Methodists purchased this land, and, in 1840-41, built their new church. The sanctuary, built in 1907, is the 4th house of worship here. Five of its ministers were elected as bishops, including the 1st woman elected from Kentucky in 2012. It is the founding church of at least seven Methodist churches & missions & St. Paul AME Church.
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number2414
Year Placed2013
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 8:16am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 719353 N 4213898
Decimal Degrees38.04626667, -84.50021667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.776', W 84° 30.013'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 46.56" N, 84° 30' 0.78" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200 W High St, Lexington KY 40507, US
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