Bear Creek Methodist Church and Cemetery

Bear Creek Methodist Church and Cemetery (HM1E7G)

Location: Houston, TX 77084 Harris County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 48.858', W 95° 38.711'

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German immigrants settled in the area surrounding the junction of Langham and Bear creeks in the 1840s. Settlers traveled to nearby churches for Sunday services until about 1879 when seven charter members established the Bear Creek German Methodist Church. The congregation initially met in members' homes. The church was subsequently made a mission of the Rose Hill Methodist Church near Tomball.

In 1890 a small church building was erected near the Hillendahl Family Cemetery. The site proved to be poorly drained and often inaccessible, and in 1902 the congregation moved the sanctuary here on three acres donated by Fred and Katherine Brandt. A part of the acreage was laid out as a cemetery. Christine Backen's burial in 1904 was the first recorded here. The cemetery is still active and is maintained by the Addicks Bear Creek Cemetery Association.

A summer storm destroyed the sanctuary in 1915 but by the end of that year a new church building had been erected. Area flooding in 1935 resulted in the construction of the nearby Addicks Reservoir in 1940 and the subsequent removal of the church to another site about 1.7 miles south of here. The congregation changed its name to Addicks United Methodist Church in 1968.
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HM NumberHM1E7G
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Marker Number10612_MARKER
Year Placed1994
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 9:07pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 244358 N 3301143
Decimal Degrees29.81430000, -95.64518333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 48.858', W 95° 38.711'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 48' 51.48" N, 95° 38' 42.66" W
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Area Code(s)281, 713, 832
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16201 Groeschke Rd, Houston TX 77084, US
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