394 - Murray Methodist Church - Murray, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 33° 03.380 W 098° 53.789
14S E 509664 N 3657536
Marker is inside the church.
Waymark Code: WM10W54
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 06/30/2019
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member SearchN
Views: 3

Historical Marker:

When early pioneer Thomas Price purchased land in the old Fish Creek community in 1874, he found an abandoned log cabin which, along with his neighbors, he repaired and designated for use as a church. Early settlers, regardless of denomination preferences, worshiped together in the cabin.
The Fish Creek Methodist Society was organized in 1886, and a circuit riding minister from the Throckmorton District served the little church. When the membership outgrew the cabin, services were held in a nearby school from 1893 until it burned in 1897. A new school was built, and the church met there until 1907.
The Fish Creek community became known as Murray when a new post office was established with that name. In 1907, the W. L. Chandler family donated land to the church, two miles west of the original log cabin site. The church, formerly known as the Methodist Episcopal Church South of Fish Creek, was called Chandler Chapel for a short time, then renamed Murray Methodist Church. A church building was erected, featuring many interior fixtures donated by members of the congregation.
Type of marker: Numbered

UMC Historic Site #: 394

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