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.
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|Date Added||Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 11:14am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 242428 N 3226525|
|Decimal Degrees||29.14116667, -95.64758333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 8.47', W 95° 38.855'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 8' 28.20" N, 95° 38' 51.30" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 200-298 E Jackson St, West Columbia TX 77486, US|
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