Details for Fairview Methodist Church (Atlas Number 5493001555)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5493001555

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Marker Number 1555
Atlas Number 5493001555
Marker Title Fairview Methodist Church
Index Entry Fairview Methodist Church
Address FM 2505, S of Fairview
City Fairview
County Wilson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 565754
UTM Northing 3217959
Subject Codes churches; Methodist (Methodist Episcopal and United Methodist) denomination
Marker Year 1972
Designations
Marker Location From Floresville take FM 536 west. Turn south onto FM 2505, about 1 mile to church.
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Organized before 1876, holding services in schoolhouse until building site was given by W. F. and Jennie Mitchell and J. F. and Martha Prewitt. A small red rock meeting house was built, serving until wrecked by tropical storm in 1886. In 1891, during pastorate of the Rev. A. J. King, the members built a frame structure, which in turn was wrecked by a storm in 1942. Out of the ruins, third building was constructed in 1943. Fairview congregation merged with Floresville church in 1955. Memorial services are held each year at Fairview Cemetery. (1972)