Details for Chillicothe First Methodist Church (Atlas Number 5197011926)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5197011926


Marker Number 11926
Atlas Number 5197011926
Marker Title Chillicothe First Methodist Church
Index Entry Chillicothe First Methodist Church
Address 301 Avenue J South
City Chillicothe
County Hardeman
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 452609
UTM Northing 3790569
Subject Codes eccesiastical buildings; churches; Methodist (Methodist Episcopal and United Methodist) denomination
Marker Year 1998
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Originally organized in 1886 in the Jackson Springs community, this church was first served by circuit riders C. T. Neese and J. T. Hosmer. Shortly after the Fort Worth and Denver City Railway came through Chillicothe in 1887, the Jackson Springs Church moved into town. This edifice was erected at the church's second Chillicothe location. Designed by prominent area architect Rockwell Henry Stuckey (1855-1936) in 1916, the structure features classical columns, cornice and eaves. Notable elements include the ornate stained glass windows and octagonal dome, a feature often associated with Stuckey's work. The original stained glass windows were crafted in Germany during World War I and crossed the Atlantic three times before being accepted at New York and shipped to Chillicothe by train. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1998