Columbia United Methodist Church

Columbia United Methodist Church (HMV9T)

Location: West Columbia, TX 77486 Brazoria County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 8.47', W 95° 38.855'

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This congregation traces its history to early Methodist missionary activity during Texas' years as a republic in 1839. The Rev. Isaac L. G. Strickland was assigned to the Brazoria Circuit and organized a Methodist Church in Columbia (now West Columbia), an early capital of the Republic.

During the latter half of the nineteenth century, the town of Columbia lost much of its population to Marion (now East Columbia), and eventually the Methodist Church began meeting there. The congregation built its first sanctuary in Marion, where the Columbia circuit preacher held services twice a month.

About 1913, another Methodist congregation began meeting in West Columbia. In a few years, this church had grown to require a full-time pastor, while the East Columbia fellowship still was served by a circuit preacher. By 1928, the two congregations merged and have continued to meet in West Columbia since then.

With its ties to the beginnings of Methodism in Texas, Columbia United Methodist Church stands as a significant reminder of Brazoria County History.

HM NumberHMV9T
Year Placed1984
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 11:14am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 242428 N 3226525
Decimal Degrees29.14116667, -95.64758333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 8.47', W 95° 38.855'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 8' 28.20" N, 95° 38' 51.30" W
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Area Code(s)979
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-298 E Jackson St, West Columbia TX 77486, US
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