The Methodist missionaries who rode on horseback from South Carolina to establish the first religious organization in Tallahassee in 1824 are featured at the beginning of a timeline that tells the story of Trinity United Methodist Church. The mission church began on the fourth Sunday of September the same year the earliest settlers decided the village of Tallahassee should be the capital of the Territory of North Florida.
Trinity and Tallahassee Timelines
The timeline is featured in the Heritage Room on the third floor of Trinity Hall. The room was constructed in 2009 to document the church’s history as it parallels that of Tallahassee, through the difficult times of Indian, Civil, and World Wars, years of prosperity, depression, and peace. It depicts major events over the years and the pastors and members who offered their members and the community a unifying spiritual force in the new wilderness society. Begun by a group of 10 settlers, Trinity’s heritage now spans 192 years and has a growing and serving congregation of more than 2500.
Trinity invites all interested persons to visit its Heritage Room. It is open to the public on Sunday mornings between 9:30 and 11 a.m. and on Wednesday afternoons during the school year. Visitors may also call the church office at 850-222-1120 to make special arrangements to visit the room.