Tuscaloosa First United Methodist Church

Tuscaloosa First United Methodist Church (HMNMR)

Location: Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 Tuscaloosa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 12.4', W 87° 34.033'

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Organized 1818 by Ebenezer Hearn. First building on this site erected in 1834 included a church bell moulded in Boston by coppersmiths Paul Revere and Sons. Present structure with marble Ionic columns was constructed 1922; Education Annex in 1953; Chitwood Hall in 1964. Edward Sims, a member and prominent local leader, in 1826 built and donated to this church, Tuscaloosa Female College. William W. Brandon, Alabama Governor (1923-1927) was a member. Served by outstanding ministers: four became Methodist bishops: Robert Paine, John C. Keener, James H. McCoy and Clare Purcell. This church has and continues to faithfully proclaim the compassion of Christ.
Year Placed1973
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 5:24pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 447136 N 3674341
Decimal Degrees33.20666667, -87.56721667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 12.4', W 87° 34.033'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 12' 24.00" N, 87° 34' 1.98" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 800-898 24th Ave, Tuscaloosa AL 35401, US
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