Details for Flatonia Methodist Church (Atlas Number 5149001909)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5149001909

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Marker Number 1909
Atlas Number 5149001909
Marker Title Flatonia Methodist Church
Index Entry Flatonia Methodist Church
Address
City Flatonia
County Fayette
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 683433
UTM Northing 3285706
Subject Codes eccesiastical buildings; churches; Methodist (Methodist Episcopal and United Methodist) denomination
Marker Year 1971
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location N.E. Main St. & N. Middle St., Flatonia.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Founded about 1855 as Lane's Chapel by Alabaman settlers, including Texas Declaration of Independence signer William Menefee. Group met in log cabin (about 6 miles NE), then erected church school building (1859) at Pine Springs. Flatonia was founded in 1873. Services at Pine Springs lapsed when church burned 1874; members began to move to town. Worship was held in homes until this church was built in 1879.