First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church (HM1AEI)

Location: Opelika, AL 36801 Lee County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 38.883', W 85° 22.658'

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Established as the first religious organization in the area in 1837 with 22 members as Lebanon Methodist Episcopal Church, around which the village of Opelika developed. Moved to present location in 1879 as Opelika Station, Montgomery District, Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Red brick steepled building completed in 1881. Renamed "First Methodist Episcopal Church, South of Opelika" by Quarterly Conference in 1905. Remodeled in 1909 to present Classical Revival style characterized by fluted columns, Corinthian capitals, and sanctuary dome.
Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Opelika First United Methodist Church 1987
Year Placed1987
Placed ByHistoric Chattahoochee Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 5:12am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 652162 N 3613433
Decimal Degrees32.64805000, -85.37763333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 38.883', W 85° 22.658'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 38' 52.98" N, 85° 22' 39.48" W
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Area Code(s)251, 334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 700-798 Ave A, Opelika AL 36801, US
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