Presbyterian Church - Beaver, Oklahoma
Posted by: BruceS
N 36° 48.891 W 100° 31.263
14S E 364330 N 4075412
Quick Description: Historic Presbyterian Church in Beaver, one of the earliest churches in Oklahoma's panhandle.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 4/7/2012 6:56:59 PM
Waymark Code: WME5XG
The Presbyterian Church in Beaver was founded in June 12, 1887 by Rev. R.M. Overstreet. Nearly immediately he set about getting a permanent church built for the congregation. He raised $100 from friends but most of the money came from the church mission in New York. Supplies to build the church were ordered and shipped to Dodge City, Kansas the nearest rail point. Transporting the supplies over the dirt trails from Dodge City to Beaver took four days. The building measuring 24 x 40 foot was constructed promptly at a cost of about $1000.
The church has been altered little over the years keeping its original form and continues to serve its congregation.
3rd St. and Ave. E
County / Borough / Parish: Beaver
Year listed: 1974
Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event
Periods of significance: 1875-1899
Historic function: Religion
Current function: Religion
Privately owned?: yes
Primary Web Site: [Web Link]
Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]
Season start / Season finish: Not listed
Hours of operation: Not listed
Secondary Website 2: Not listed
National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed
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