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Creation Date

7-3-2011

Building Name

Flagler Memorial Presbyterian Church

Description

Flagler Memorial Presbyterian Church marker (Obverse), St. Augustine, Fl.

This marker is located on Seville Street, in St Augustine, St johns County, Florida.

The marker (Obverse) reads as :

" St. Augustine had no Protestant church when it became an American town in 1821. At first a united Protestant church was favored. Many denominations sent missionaries such as Presbyterian Eleazer Lathrop, who first arrived in 1821. By October, 1823, the few resident Presbyterians had decided to build their own church. Rev. Wm. McWhir arrived to organize the congregation. In 1824, the First Presbyterian Church was constituted and a cornerstone was laid for a structure. That church, which was located on St. George Street, housed Florida's first formally constituted Presbyterian congregation until 1890."

Latitude, Longitude

29.89446111, -81.31652778

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Flagler Memorial Presbyterian Church Marker; Flagler Memorial Presbyterian Church; Rev. Wm. McWhir; First Presbyterian Church; St Johns County (Fl.); St Augustine (Fl.); Historical markers --- Florida --- St Augustine.

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