First United Methodist Church

5th & Greenup Sts., Covington, KY


Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger in July 2013



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"Congregation first used public school house, ca. 1805. The first building was erected, 1832, on Garrard St., then replaced by one on Scott St., 1843. Church split over slavery, 1846. M. E. Church South remained on Scott St.; Union M. E. group located at Fifth and Greenup. Two churches reunited, 1939. Jesse Grant, father of U. S. Grant, had a pew here. Over.

(Reverse) First United Methodist Church - This Gothic structure erected, 1867, with Amos Shinkle as liberal donor. Burned; rebuilt, 1947. Pastors elected bishops: H. H. Kavanaugh, D. W. Clark, and U. V. W. Darlington. Pastors 1939-1979: J. L. Murrell, W. A. E. Johnson, J. W. Worthington, W. P. Davis, C. A. Nunnery, A. J. Roberts, C. S. Perry, W. R. Yates, A. W. Gwinn. Presented by a Friend."

Update Log 

  • July 9, 2013: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • March 28, 2011: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
  • January 1, 2011: Added by Bill Eichelberger