Historic Markers Across Alabama

Auburn United Methodist Church Founder's Chapel

Marker ID: HCC 
County: Lee
Waymark: None


In 1836 Judge John Harper with 34 other Methodists from Harris County, Georgiasettled here. They built a log structure on this site, the first church and school in Auburn.In 1856 church leaders inspired the Methodist Conference to open East Alabama Male College. It later became a state institution and namedAuburn University in 1960. In 1899 this building was encased in brick and the pipe organ installed.It became a fellowship hall when the sanctuary was built in 1955. In 1992 it was restored and named Founder's Chapel.
Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Preservation Alliance of Auburn, 2004.

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