Details for First United Methodist Church of Cedar Hill (Atlas Number 5113006705)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5113006705


Marker Number 6705
Atlas Number 5113006705
Marker Title First United Methodist Church of Cedar Hill
Index Entry First United Methodist Church of Cedar Hill
Address 127 Roberts St.
City Cedar Hill
County Dallas
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 691547
UTM Northing 3607754
Subject Codes eccesiastical buildings; churches; Methodist (Methodist Episcopal and United Methodist) denomination; Gothic Revial (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1976
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text The first church occupied by this congregation was destroyed by a tornado in 1856, two years after the fellowship was organized. A frame building was erected in 1883 on a lot adjacent to this site. It was replaced in 1900 by this structure. Typical of many churches that once dominated the countryside, this edifice has an off-center entry tower and Gothic detailing. The bell placed here in 1900 still summons worshipers. RTHL - 1976