First Methodist

 

First Methodist Church, Jasper, Florida (Hamilton County)
First Methodist Church, Jasper, Florida (Hamilton County)

Shortly before hitting the Georgia state line north of Lake City is the town of Jasper, Florida.  The church pictured was built in 1878 and has had a few modifications over the years.  The architectural style is Carpenter Gothic, and a prominent bell tower is featured on the front facade.  In the early 1930’s, a small country church was moved to Jasper and attached at the northeast corner of the building.   The church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 as “United Methodist Church”.

Bethel A.M.E.

Bethel A.M.E., Deland, Florida (Volusia County)
Bethel A.M.E., Deland, Florida (Volusia County)

 

Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church is in Deland, Florida. Founded in 1878 as Deland was getting its start as a town, this stone masonry building was later built in 1907.   Currently it’s raising funds for some much needed repairs to the roof and foundation.

Orange Creek Methodist

Orange Creek Methodist Church, Campville, Florida (Marion County)
Orange Creek Methodist Church, Campville, Florida (Marion County)

This is another small central Florida church.  Orange Creek Methodist Church near Campville, Florida is located at an undeveloped intersection not far from Highway 301 north of Hawthorne.  From what I have found, the congregation started the church in 1869 and this rectangular wood frame building was built in 1900.