Murray Methodist Church

Murray Methodist Church (HM1RF1)

Location: Graham, TX 76450 Young County
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N 33° 3.383', W 98° 53.783'

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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 denominational 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. The church continues to be a vital part of the community.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986
HM NumberHM1RF1
Marker Number3540
Year Placed1986
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 509673 N 3657542
Decimal Degrees33.05638333, -98.89638333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 3.383', W 98° 53.783'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 3' 22.98" N, 98° 53' 46.98" W
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Area Code(s)940
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 941 FM 209, Graham TX 76450, US
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