James Winford Hunt

James Winford Hunt (HM1HHH)

Location: Abilene, TX 79601 Taylor County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 27.451', W 99° 43.457'

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(July 9, 1875 - March 12, 1934)

Born in present Oklahoma, James Winford Hunt grew up on the Texas high plains. A newspaper publisher for several years, he became a Methodist minister in 1903. While a pastor in Abilene, he convinced the Northwest Texas Conference of the Methodist Church to build a college in the town. The school, McMurry College, opened in 1923 with Dr. Hunt as president. Known widely for this writings and sermons, he became a successful Christian educator.

Texas Sesquicentennial
Marker Number2740
Year Placed1986
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 6:50am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 431928 N 3591380
Decimal Degrees32.45751667, -99.72428333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 27.451', W 99° 43.457'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 27' 27.06" N, 99° 43' 27.42" W
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Area Code(s)325
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 801-897 Cottonwood St, Abilene TX 79601, US
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