Details for Utopia Methodist Church (Atlas Number 5463005618)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5463005618


Marker Number 5618
Atlas Number 5463005618
Marker Title Utopia Methodist Church
Index Entry Utopia Methodist Church
Address Cypress St.
City Utopia
County Uvalde
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 448785
UTM Northing 3276592
Subject Codes Methodist (Methodist Episcopal and United Methodist) denomination; eccesiastical buildings; Gothic Revial (Architectural style); churches
Marker Year 1967
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location At end of Cypress Street off (eastward) Highway 187, Utopia
Marker Size 12" x 16" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text Established in 1866 as part of the Uvalde-Kerrville Mission; later in the Uvalde Circuit. Pecan grove behind present church was site of many pioneer camp meetings under brush arbors. The first was held in 1868 by the Rev. A. J. Potter, noted Civil War chaplain and circuit rider. This Gothic sanctuary, built in early 1890s with members doing much of the work, is on a site given by the Rev. Irving Jones and R. H. Kincheloe. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1967.