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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Lampasas Historical Marker, Lampasas County, First United Methodist Church of Lampasas
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size6.37 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken2-Nov-12 14:01
Date modified2-Nov-12 14:01
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Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length52 mm
Focal length (35mm)78 mm
Max lens aperturef/4.9
Exposure1/50 at f/7.1
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
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First United Methodist Church of Lampasas

First United Methodist Church of Lampasas

Lampasas County, Texas
31 03.516' N 98 10.151' W

Text: Methodists in Lampasas were holding church services as early as 1866. The Rev. William F. Cummins is the first known pastor to have served the Methodist circuit in this area. Although the exact details of the organization of the First United Methodist Church of Lampasas are unclear, it is known that a sanctuary was built on Fourth Street in 1880, during the pastorate of The Rev. E. F. Kahle. Four years later, the congregation sponsored the opening of Centenary College. The Christian Boarding and Preparatory School was located in Lampasas and was in operation for about ten years. In 1900, under the leadership of The Rev. J. S. Braswell, the fellowship moved to a new church home on Key Avenue. The congregation relocated to Highway 190 East and Alexander Drive (1 mi. N) in 1966. Mergers with the Black Methodist congregation known as Alice Chapel and a rural Methodist church at Ogles have strengthened the membership. With ties to the Reconstruction Era in Texas history, the First United Methodist Church of Lampasas has played a long and distinguished role in the leadership of this community. Descendants of some of the earliest known members still worship with the congregation.