Details for First Methodist Church of Diboll (Atlas Number 5005006998)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5005006998


Marker Number 6998
Atlas Number 5005006998
Marker Title First Methodist Church of Diboll
Index Entry First Methodist Church of Diboll
Address 401 Hines St.
City Diboll
County Angelina
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 329612
UTM Northing 3450951
Subject Codes Methodist (Methodist Episcopal and United Methodist) denomination; churches
Marker Year 1991
Marker Location Hines St. at Church St.
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text This congregation was founded about 1897, soon after Diboll was established as a sawmill town. Early worship services were held in a local schoolhouse and in a two-story structure shared with the local Baptist congregation and fraternal organizations. Church leaders acquired this site by lease in 1914 and built their first sanctuary that year. The land was deeded to the congregation in 1922, and additional facilities were later built to accommodate the growing membership. The church still counts among its members descendants of some of its founding families. (1991)