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Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church - Pert, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 31° 55.308 W 095° 32.886
15R E 259079 N 3534601
Quick Description: The Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church is at the intersection of Anderson County Roads 435 and 436 in the old Pert community, about thirteen miles northeast of Palestine. Sunday services are at 11 AM.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 10/20/2019 8:17:09 AM
Waymark Code: WM11GD0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 1

Long Description:
This is a fairly rural area of Anderson County, and there might be twenty people living nearby. After Palestine, the closet localities are Neches (almost six miles southeast) and Frankston (nearly ten miles northeast). The church itself has no significant Internet presence besides web-spidered directory listings; however, a 1986 Texas Historical Marker up front provides some church history:

Early denominational records indicate that this congregation was in existence as a mission church as early as 1880. In 1896, A.L. and Susanna Herrington donated one acre to the county to be used for a free school. A one-room school building was erected on the site, on Walnut Creek twelve miles north of Palestine, and also served as a church meeting place. The community was known as Mount Vernon, and the Methodist church assumed that name, also.

The one-room building was moved in 1907 two miles north of its original location, and two rooms were added to the structure for the growing school. The congregation continued to meet in the building until 1913, when this site, across the road from the school building, was deeded to the Mount Vernon Methodist Episcopal Church, South. A sanctuary was completed the same year.

The church has maintained active programs over the years, and has served as a training ground for many young ministers and student pastors from nearby Lon Morris College. For over one hundred years, the Mount Vernon Methodist Church has served as a center for its rural community.
Church Name: Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church

Church In Use (even only just occassionally): yes

Date Church Built: 1913

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