“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Granger in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Granger Brethren Church

Granger Brethren Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
1. Granger Brethren Church Marker
Inscription. Czech Protestant immigrants began settling in this area in the early 1880s. Many of them established family farms in the rich farmland surrounding Granger.

The Czechs first organized worship service was held in a schoolhouse east of town in the early 1880s. Services were held sporadically whenever a traveling minister was available to preach. The Rev. Adolph Chlumsky, a Czech Brethren minister from Brenham, encouraged the people here to organize a church. On July 10, 1892, the officially founded a congregation and elected Chlumsky pastor. He commuted from Brenham to serve the congregation for the next 18 years. The congregation built its first church structure in 1901.

On December 29, 1903, under the leadership of the Rev. Mr. Chlumsky, the Evangelical Unity of the Czech-Moravian Brethren in North America (Unity of the Brethren) denomination officially was organized at Granger Brethren Church.

In 1910 Chlumsky was succeeded by the Rev. Josef Barton, Sr., who became the first resident pastor. The church continued to thrive over the years, serving the community with a variety of programs. It remains an important part of Williamson County history.
Erected 1992 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9099.)
Granger Brethren Church image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
2. Granger Brethren Church
30° 43.147′ N, 97° 26.809′ W. Marker is in Granger, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is on W Broadway St near Brazos Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 326 W Broadway St, Granger TX 76530, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic School (within shouting distance of this marker); Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brick Streets in Granger (about 600 feet away); A. A. & Mary Spacek House (approx. mile away); Granger City Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Young House (approx. half a mile away); Granger High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Macedonia Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Granger.
Also see . . .  Granger Brethren Church - History. (Submitted on December 10, 2007, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 803 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 26, 2016.
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