Sherrill Methodist Episcopal Church, South

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Sherrill Methodist Episcopal Church, South
Sherrill Methodist Episcopal Church, South is located in Arkansas
Sherrill Methodist Episcopal Church, South
Location 301 Main St., Sherrill, Arkansas
Coordinates 34°23′15″N 91°57′8″W / 34.38750°N 91.95222°W / 34.38750; -91.95222Coordinates: 34°23′15″N 91°57′8″W / 34.38750°N 91.95222°W / 34.38750; -91.95222
Built 1909
Architectural style Late Gothic Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 02000487[1]
Added to NRHP May 16, 2002

Sherrill United Methodist Church is one of the oldest and continuously active churches in Jefferson County, Arkansas.

Established in 1847, it was originally called Sherrill Methodist Episcopal Church South. In 2002, under that name, it was among four Arkansas properties to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official registry of historically significant properties, according to Arkansas Historic Preservation Program director Ken Grunewald.

Sherrill United Methodist Church, at 118 West Main Street (on Highway 15 North 15 miles from Pine Bluff) in Sherrill, is a single story, wood-frame structure built1909 -1910 in a design reflecting the Craftsman and Gothic Revival styles of architecture.

“By 1909, the congregation had outgrown the home it had occupied since 1895,” the National Register nomination committee says. “Under the leadership of the late Reverend Frank Rogers, ground was broken on the same site and construction of the present structure begun.”

“By 1926 the membership had once more outgrown its accommodations. The parsonage was dismantled and the salvaged materials were used to build an addition at the rear of the building. This addition contained the fellowship hall and Sunday School rooms.” - (article written and contributed by Reverend Bill Ferguson, Pastor Sherrill United Methodist it appeared in quoted the Pine Bluff Commercial June 2, 2002).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.