HISTORY AND TRADITION
We’re building our future on a foundation of a very rich history. As we approach 200 years of spiritual leadership in the Jasper community, this section of our website looks back on our historic buildings, notable church members, and a church funeral attended by two US Presidents.
National Register OF HISTORIC PLACES"This is the fifth house of worship for Jasper's oldest religious congregation. The original meetinghouse was a log structure—formerly used as a community school, assembly hall, and church—which was deeded to the Methodists on June 14, 1833. This structure continued to serve the Methodist congregation for a quarter of a century until 1858 or 1859, when a frame building was erected on the present site, largely through the efforts and generosity of one church member, Mrs. Amanda Savage.
On March 27, 1865, this building, along with the nearby Walker County Courthouse and Masonic hall, was burned by a detachment of Michigan soldiers from the command of General James Wilson."
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