The Rev. James E. and Fannie F. Ferguson

The Rev. James E. and Fannie F. Ferguson (HMJKQ)

Location: Salado, TX 76571 Bell County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 56.224', W 97° 31.93'

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Alabama native James Ferguson (1824-1876) became a Methodist preacher in Arkansas before moving to Texas in 1847. As a circuit rider for the next 20 years, he served Methodists in numerous parts of central and southeast Texas. Ferguson wed native Texan Fannie Fitzpatrick (1839-1915) in Houston in 1855 and, following his service in the Civil War, the couple settled in Salado, where they farmed and operated a mill. Fannie ran the farm when James began preaching again and continued to successfully manage the farm and the family after his death at the age of 52. Their son James Edward Ferguson was elected governor of Texas in 1914 and again in 1916.
Marker Number12584
Year Placed2001
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 5:12am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 640227 N 3423550
Decimal Degrees30.93706667, -97.53216667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 56.224', W 97° 31.93'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 56' 13.44" N, 97° 31' 55.80" W
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Area Code(s)254
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 800 Salado Oaks Dr, Salado TX 76571, US
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