To recognize locations of significance in The United Methodist Church, places can be granted ‘Landmark’ or ‘Historic Site’ status. There are no Landmarks … sites of major importance to the Church in general … in the Louisiana Conference; but several congregations are listed as Historic Sites by the General Commission on Archives and History (GCAH).
After an Annual Conference has approved the application, it is sent with a fee of $75 to the GCAH. To attain Historic Site status, the applicant must show their significance to United Methodism's history in our Conference. They are issued a number in order of their acceptance. The numbered Historic Sites in the Louisiana Conference are:
For a number of years, we have also recognized historic locations on a Conference level. For a Louisiana United Methodist Marker, sites applied to the Annual Conference for recognition. Qualifications for a Louisiana marker were not as strict as for the national Historic Site marker. We have a number of sites that have been recognized as historic by the Louisiana Conference (but were not continued to the GCAH). According to previous Commission on Archives & History reports and correspondence, these include:
There are other churches that have markers. If you know of a church with a marker that is not listed here, please let us know.
•Historic Site designation instructions
•List of nationally recognized UM Historical sites
If you think you have a site that might qualify, contact the Louisiana Commission on Archives and History for more information.