Grace First Presbyterian Church

Grace First Presbyterian Church (HM1E80)

Location: Weatherford, TX 76086 Parker County
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N 32° 44.617', W 97° 48.833'

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Three congregations, the earliest founded in 1859, joined forces in Parker County to create Grace First Presbyterian Church. The Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the oldest of the three congregations, focused on education as an important ministry to this church. The Pioneer School at Veal Station was deeded to the church to improve the education of Parker County's youth. The Texas Female Seminary was established in 1889 by the Presbyterians and flourished until 1911 when it was sold to the Weatherford Sanitarium. The Weatherford Presbyterian Church (later the First Presbyterian Church) was established by the P.C.U.S. in 1874. When the Rev. H. A. Tucker, related to the Northern Branch of Presbyterianism, was mistakenly called by the Weatherford Presbyterian Church, the result was the establishment of the First Presbyterian Church U.S.A. Grace Presbyterian Church, a U.S.A congregation, in 1906 grew out of the Cumberland Congregation. Grace and First informally joined forces in 1927 after prayer and consideration.

In 1964 the Weatherford congregations merged to organize as Grace First Presbyterian Church. Members have contributed to the community in numerous ways, including the establishment and continuing support of Manna Storehouse, Inc., the first community-based agency to provide food and clothing for Parker County's needy citizens. Grace First members helped establish the Parker County chapter of Habitat for Humanity and are also active in the work of the Fort Worth Presbyterian Night Shelter. In 1974, Grace First Presbyterian Church celebrated 100 years of worship and service in the Weatherford Community by moving into a new building, and continues to worship and serve the Parker County community to this day. (2012)
Marker is property of the State of Texas
HM NumberHM1E80
Marker Number17254
Year Placed2012
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 9:26am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 611124 N 3623487
Decimal Degrees32.74361667, -97.81388333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 44.617', W 97° 48.833'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 44' 37.02" N, 97° 48' 49.98" W
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Area Code(s)817, 682
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600-698 Mockingbird Ln, Weatherford TX 76086, US
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