East Sweden Presbyterian Church

East Sweden Presbyterian Church (HM26X1)

Location: Brady, TX 76825 McCulloch County
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N 31° 9.999', W 99° 15.408'

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The East Sweden community was settled in the late 1880s by Swedish immigrants who had originally established homes in Williamson County. By 1889 twelve families had relocated here and built homes. Most of the settlers were Lutherans, and they held worship services in their homes.

In 1890 a traveling Presbyterian minister, the Rev. J.A. Irvine, came to East Sweden and conducted worship services. The settlers agreed to become Presbyterians, and a congregation was organized by the Rev. Mr. Irvine and twelve charter members. A sanctuary was built on this site in 1892, and continued to serve the congregation until it was destroyed in a windstorm in 1916.

The church members met in the schoolhouse until this structure was built in 1921. Exhibiting handsome features and quality craftsmanship, the East Sweden Presbyterian Church has become a local landmark. Outstanding features of the vernacular church structure include its hip-on-hip wooden shingled roof, Gothic-arched windows, boxed eaves, and projecting portico with boxed columns. The congregation continues to uphold the traditions of its Sweden founders.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1989
HM NumberHM26X1
Year Placed1989
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 16th, 2018 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 475527 N 3448099
Decimal Degrees31.16665000, -99.25680000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 9.999', W 99° 15.408'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 9' 59.94" N, 99° 15' 24.48" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 521 County Rd 414, Brady TX 76825, US
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