408 - Blooming Grove United Methodist Church - Blooming Grove, TX
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N 32° 05.527 W 096° 42.865
14S E 715693 N 3552932
The Blooming Grove United Methodist Church at 300 S Kerr St, Blooming Grove, TX, is United Methodist Historic Site number 408.
Waymark Code: WMKTF3
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 05/27/2014
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member sfwife
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A Texas Historical Marker here provides some background:

In 1869, Richard and Susan Gowan gave land on Rush Creek (1 mi. SE) for a Methodist church and cemetery. Gowan, his neighbors, and others built a white frame chapel for church and school. That building was moved to Blooming Grove in 1887. Second sanctuary was built in 1893 on the present site. The Methodist denomination operated (1899-1913) Central Texas College in Blooming Grove, increasing work of this church. Dr. Clovis Chappell (1882-1972) and Dr. E. B. Hawk (1881-1963), pastors who later won national renown, led in building (1913) the present edifice. The congregation has given 22 men to the ministry. (1974)
Type of marker: Numbered

UMC Historic Site #: 408

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