First Methodist Church of Floydada

First Methodist Church of Floydada (HM1Z4Z)

Location: Floydada, TX 79235 Floyd County
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N 33° 58.922', W 101° 20.193'

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The roots of Methodism in Floyd County can be traced to the 1880s, prior to the founding of Floydada and the formal organization of the county. Circuit riding preachers ministered to pioneer settlers at Della Plain (5 mi. N), and occasional worship services were held in a general store owned by J. S. McLain.
After the county was organized in 1890 and Floydada was named county seat, the Northwest Conference of the Methodist Church established a congregation here. Initially served by The Rev. W. F. Ford, the membership held worship services in the local schoolhouse.
In 1902 a community church was erected in the 300 block of N. Main Street. Although legally owned by the Methodists, the sanctuary was also used by other denominations in town. The building was moved to this site in 1913 and replaced by a red brick structure in 1918.
As the congregation continued to grow, plans were made for larger church facilities. New buildings were erected beginning in 1953, and the red brick church was eventually razed.
For over one hundred years, the First Methodist Church of Floydada has served the community with worship, educational, and outreach programs.
HM NumberHM1Z4Z
Year Placed1990
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 6:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 284156 N 3762624
Decimal Degrees33.98203333, -101.33655000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 58.922', W 101° 20.193'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 58' 55.32" N, 101° 20' 11.58" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-203 W Kentucky St, Floydada TX 79235, US
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