Georgianna United Methodist Church Historical

Georgianna United Methodist Church Historical (HM1XIX)

Location: Merritt Island, FL 32952 Brevard County
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Country: United States of America
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N 28° 17.316', W 80° 40.525'

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Georgianna United Methodist Church was built in the community of Georgiana on Merritt's Island in 1886. The ringing of the church bell still marks the beginning of worship as it has for many decades. Franklin C. Allen, Jr., a local homesteader, donated the land where the church stands. In the summer of 1886, led by Edwin Nelson, men of the Georgiana community started their building program. Lumber was brought in from St. Augustine by sailboat and unloaded along the Indian River shoreline then carried to the work site. By the end of September the roof was in place and Sunday school was held using chairs on loan from local households. Crafting of the pews was the next project. D.C. Munson crafted the pews by hand from rough lumber. The first service was held on Thanksgiving in 1886. With its dark wood, white pews, red carpet and bright stained glass windows, Georgianna United Methodist Church is one of the most unique worship centers on the east coast of Florida. Georgianna United Methodist Church has always been a vital part of its community and remains so today.
Year Placed2005
Placed ByBrevard County Historical Commission and the Florida Department of State
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Date Added Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees28.28860000, -80.67541667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 17.316', W 80° 40.525'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 17' 18.96" N, 80° 40' 31.5" W
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Area Code(s)321
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3930 Co Rd 3, Merritt Island FL 32952, US
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