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St. Paul's United Church of Christ - Gerald, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 31° 43.040 W 097° 02.334
14R E 685819 N 3510777
Quick Description: In 1900 thirty-five men got together with the intent to form a church in Gerald, TX. This was the start of St. Paul's UCC in Gerald. In 1903 the original Sanctuary was built on a two acre lot in the community, the current church was built in 1937.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 5/16/2018 1:46:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMY9RX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
Views: 2

Long Description:
Texas State Historical Association

Gerald, on Farm Road 308 near Elm Creek two miles southwest of Leroy in northeastern McLennan County, was named for George Bruce Gerald, a McLennan county judge. A post office was established there in March 1888 with Joseph D. Morgan as postmaster. By the mid-1890s the community had a cotton gin, two general stores, and 300 residents; farming and cattle raising were among the primary occupations. The post office was discontinued in 1904, at which time Gerald had a population of 126, and mail for the community was rerouted through West. The Gerald common school district was consolidated with the West Independent School District in 1948. County highway maps of the area indicated that Gerald had a church and several scattered residences from the 1930s through the 1970s. A church and a cemetery marked the community on county highway maps in the 1980s.

Reformed or Congregational Denomination: Congregational Denomination

Associated Website: [Web Link]

Status: Active House of Worship

117 Gerald Ln.
Elm Mott, TX USA

Date of Construction or Event Occurrence: 1/1/1937

Architect: Not listed

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