Details for Montgomery United Methodist Church, Site of

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507014615


Marker Number 14615
Atlas Number 5507014615
Marker Title Montgomery United Methodist Church, Site of
Index Entry Montgomery United Methodist Church, Site of
Address 309 Pond Street
City Montgomery
County Montgomery
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes Methodist denomination
Marker Year 2008
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Isaac L.G. Strickland established a Methodist congregation in Montgomery in 1838, under the direction of Elder Littleton Fowler of the Mississippi Methodist Conference. The church was one of the first in the Republic of Texas; Strickland was assigned all the territory between the Brazos and Trinity rivers, making his headquarters in Montgomery. Four early circuit riders are buried in the adjacent Old Montgomery Cemetery, site of the first sanctuary. Montgomery United Methodist Church built two more sanctuaries here in 1852 and 1908 before moving to a new location in 2002.(2008)