Original Site of First Methodist Church of Austin

Original Site of First Methodist Church of Austin (HMH6O)

Location: Austin, TX 78701 Travis County
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N 30° 15.982', W 97° 44.603'

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Established in 1840 by the Rev. John Haynie (1786-1860), the First Methodist Church was Austin's second Protestant congregation. Services were held in temporary quarters until members erected their first meeting house in 1847 at this site, then the corner of Cedar Street and Congress Avenue. The Rev. Homer S. Thrall (1819-1894) was Pastor when the small frame church was built. Thirty-five doctors from around the state met here January 17-19, 1853, to organize the Texas Medical Association. In 1854 the Methodists moved to a new brick church on the corner of Brazos and Mulberry (now 10th) street.
HM NumberHMH6O
Marker Number11783
Year Placed1978
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 6:36pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 620877 N 3348969
Decimal Degrees30.26636667, -97.74338333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 15.982', W 97° 44.603'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 15' 58.92" N, 97° 44' 36.18" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-419 N Congress Ave, Austin TX 78701, US
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