FAIRMONT HISTORY

In conjunction with their one hundredth anniversary in 1998, Trinity United Methodist Church had a detailed history of their church prepared for the occasion. Wiley Roberts Taylor, Jr. was church historian and chairman of the committee. We have selected the most important parts for inclusion here and recommend it to you. Click here to view history.

On December 23, 1956 the congregation of First Presbyterian Church dedicated their new facility on Church Street in Fairmont. In conjunction with this event, a history was prepared and distributed. It is presented here.

Shown below are construction photos for the Educational Building in 1954 and for the Sanctuary in 1956.

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Photo credit: Times-Messenger archive, used with permission.

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Photo credit: Times-Messenger archive, used with permission.

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While researching the origins of First Baptist Church North Main Street I found the church history on their web site. Rather than try to summarize it I present it here and highly recommend it to you. I cannot possibly improve on what is presented. Click here -- http://firstbaptistfairmontnorth.org/page/weve_come_this_far_by_faith

Here is a photo of the church in October, 1951.

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Photo credit: Times-Messenger archive, used with permission.

Here are photos of the manse and the church in October, 1961.

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In my research for this project, the First Baptist Church emerges as the focal point for the first hundred years. For the church 175th anniversary, Dr. J. Lloyd Pate researched and wrote the history of the church up to that point. I present it here and recommend it to you.

The church is shown here in October, 1951.

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Photo credit: Times-Messenger archive, used with permission.

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Educational Building, March, 1966. Photo credit: Times-Messenger archive, used with permission.

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