Details for First Methodist Church of Stephenville (Atlas Number 5143001771)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5143001771


Marker Number 1771
Atlas Number 5143001771
Marker Title First Methodist Church of Stephenville
Index Entry First Methodist Church of Stephenville
Address 328 W. Washington
City Stephenville
County Erath
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 575059
UTM Northing 3565028
Subject Codes Methodist (Methodist Episcopal and United Methodist) denomination; Beaux Arts; eccesiastical buildings; churches
Marker Year 1988
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text This congregation, organized in 1855 with ten charter members, traces its history to the founding of Stephenville. Early worship services were held in the Masonic lodge building on the town square. A sanctuary erected in the 1890s was replaced by this Beaux Arts style building in 1917. Featuring giant order Corinthian columns and art glass windows, it remains an important local landmark as the church continues to serve the community. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1988