Shamrock Methodist Church Historical

Shamrock Methodist Church Historical (HM1W6F)

Location: Shamrock, TX 79079 Wheeler County
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N 35° 13.122', W 100° 14.903'

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Visits of Methodist ministers to this area began in 1881. On June 17, 1901, circuit rider W. L. Harris, from Cataline Mission (40 mi N), organized this first local church in native walnut grove of Mrs. Mary Ruth Jones (3 mi N). Charter members (17) included families of Gid Bell, G. J. Duncan, M. V. Harvey, Mrs. Jones; also, John B. Harvey, Dan Lehman, Lillie Jones Trostle. On February 1, 1903, services were moved from homes of members to Shamrock schoolhouse. Other early church families: The A. J. Austins, T. E. Burkhalters, Frank Exums, S. W. Norwoods, W. B. Smiths, D. F. Spuills, E. L. Woodleys, and Mrs. A. N. Holmes. First church building was erected and missionary society founded 1906. Tornado destroyed the structure in 1907; a second was planned by the Rev. T. B. Hilburn, built under the Rev. W. Y. Switzer, 1908, with A. J. Austin as contractor. Third church was built in 1929 under the Rev. C. W. Foote; present sanctuary was completed in 1965 under the Rev. C. Melton.
Other pastors: P. G. Huffman, W. M. Pope, J. P. Patterson, M. S. Leveridge, Cal C. Wright, Ed R. Wallace, W. E. Hamilton, R. N. Huckabee, C. E. Jameson, R. A. Stewart, Lance Webb, A. C. Haynes, M. B. Norwood, H. H. Bratcher, S. M. Dunnam, Frank Beauchamp, Jim Sharp, Lyman Paul Wood, Oscar Bruce and Tommie Beck. Church name was revised 1939 and 1968.
HM NumberHM1W6F
Year Placed1972
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 5:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 386383 N 3898010
Decimal Degrees35.21870000, -100.24838333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 13.122', W 100° 14.903'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 13' 7.32" N, 100° 14' 54.18" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 E 5th St, Shamrock TX 79079, US
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