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Near Abilene in Taylor County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Lytle Gap Potosi Methodist Church

 
 
Lytle Gap Potosi Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 29, 2014
1. Lytle Gap Potosi Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. Organized about 1879 as Lytle Gap Methodist Episcopal Church, South, this fellowship first me in private homes and a schoolhouse. The church name was changed after the community became known as Potosi in the 1890s. This sanctuary, the second for the church, was constructed in 1906 during the pastorate of the Rev. E.L. Sisk. Built on a foundation of stones from a local creek, it features Victorian gingerbread detailing.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
 
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3157.)
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 32° 19.908′ N, 99° 39.458′ W. Marker was near Abilene, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker could be reached from Potosi Road (County Road 107) 0.2 miles north of Farm to Market Road 1750, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 2832 Potosi Road, Abilene TX 79602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. First Exploratory Oil Well in Taylor County (approx. 2.7 miles away); Fletcher Ranch (approx. 4.1 miles away); Lindbergh in West Texas (approx.
Lytle Gap Potosi Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 29, 2014
2. Lytle Gap Potosi Methodist Church Marker
Located next to the main entry to the church
5.7 miles away); The Texas 36th Division Memorial Highway (approx. 6.1 miles away); Taylor County (approx. 7 miles away); Abilene State School (approx. 7.2 miles away); First Anglican Church Service in the Callahan Area (approx. 7.2 miles away); Alexander Charles Garrett Memorial (approx. 7.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Abilene.
 
Additional comments.
1. Church Destroyed by Fire
On September 12, 2015, the 109-year old Lytle Gap Potosi Methodist Church was destroyed by fire with no injuries to people or damage to other properties. The Texas Historical Commission medallion and marker were recovered, but were damaged and now do not have a building to be mounted to or to commemorate.
    — Submitted September 14, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Potosi Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 29, 2014
3. Potosi Methodist Church
Potosi Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 29, 2014
4. Potosi Methodist Church
View to west from Potosi Road (CR 107)
Site of Potosi Methodist Church in 2016 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 21, 2016
5. Site of Potosi Methodist Church in 2016
The church building was destroyed by fire in September 2015
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 306 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   5. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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