Details for First Methodist Church of Valley Mills (Atlas Number 5035001774)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5035001774


Marker Number 1774
Atlas Number 5035001774
Marker Title First Methodist Church of Valley Mills
Index Entry First Methodist Church of Valley Mills
Address 501 Ave. C (SH 6)
City Valley Mills
County Bosque
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 644946
UTM Northing 3503560
Subject Codes Methodist (Methodist Episcopal and United Methodist) denomination; eccesiastical buildings; churches
Marker Year 1991
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location SH 6 at 5th Street
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Methodists in this area trace their history to the 1840s, when circuit-riding preachers began holding camp meetings on a nearby farm. In 1889, after the railroad caused Valley Mills to relocate south of the Bosque River, the Methodists built their first church, located in a residential area. In 1915 the congregation voted to move downtown. This brick structure, which features two inset temple-front entries with Ionic columns, was completed by 1916. Art glass windows, corbelled brickwork, and a pressed metal roof which simulates tile are also prominent. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1991