Iowa's First Church

Iowa's First Church (HM2DRV)

Location: Dubuque, IA 52001 Dubuque County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 30.226', W 90° 40.136'

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St. Luke's United Methodist Church is the outcome of the first church organized in what is now the State of Iowa.
Reverend Barton Randle was appointed to the Dubuque circuit and mission and preached his first sermon in the Bell tavern on November 6, 1833. Under his leadership a Methodist class was organized on May 18, 1834 and the first log church building was erected on the southeast corner of Washington Park in June 1834. He said of the work, "Well done, to collect money, to build a splendid log meeting house, to pay for it and receive twelve members, all in a few weeks. It was the Lord's doing, let Him have the Glory."
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Date Added Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 at 4:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 691527 N 4708344
Decimal Degrees42.50376667, -90.66893333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 30.226', W 90° 40.136'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 30' 13.56" N, 90° 40' 8.1600000000002" W
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Area Code(s)563
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1199 Main St, Dubuque IA 52001, US
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