Details for Freyburg Methodist Church (Atlas Number 5507014197)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507014197


Marker Number 14197
Atlas Number 5507014197
Marker Title Freyburg Methodist Church
Index Entry Freyburg Methodist Church
City Flatonia
County Fayette
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 693460
UTM Northing 3291234
Subject Codes German immigrants/immigration; churches
Marker Year 1994
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location From Flatonia, take I-10 about 6 miles E., then go N. about 2 miles cn FM 2238, in Freyburg.
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text This church began in the late 1860s when the Rev. Karl Urbantke conducted services in a local store near the town hall. Services were later held in a schoolhouse and in 1879 the congregation raised sufficient funds to hire H. Griezendorf to build this sanctuary. It is an excellent example of an open plan Gothic church with a central entry bell tower. It features a gable form with return eaves and pointed arch double doors surmounted by a rose window. The church, which contains an historic cemetery on its property, continues to serve the local community. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1994