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Bovina in Parmer County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Bovina United Methodist Church

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
1. Bovina United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. The town of Bovina was organized in the early 20th century in the heart of the "XIT" Ranch on the Pecos Valley Railway. Soon after its establishment, a Methodist church was founded with nine charter members. The Rev. V. H. Trammell, who served as pastor from 1905 until 1908, helped organize the congregation and held services one Sunday a month.

Members of the Bovina Methodist Church first met in a one-room schoolhouse. In 1910, during the pastorate of the Reverend J. A. Sweeney (d. 1919), the congregation constructed its first sanctuary across the street from this site. Much of the money raised to help build the structure came from cowboys on area ranches. The church hired its first full-time pastor during the 1940's.

As the oldest Methodist congregation in Parmer County, Bovina Methodist Church has a long history of providing service and leadership to the community and the surrounding farming and ranching area. With its emphasis on Christian education, youth ministry, and music, the congregation continues to uphold the ideals and traditions of its founders.
 
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 472.)
 
Location. 34° 31.053′ N, 102° 53.305′ W. Marker is in
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By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
2. Bovina United Methodist Church Marker
Bovina, Texas, in Parmer County. Marker is at the intersection of Avenue C and 4th Street, on the right when traveling west on Avenue C. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bovina TX 79009, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bovina (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bovina Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Parmerton (approx. 6.6 miles away); Parmer County (approx. 12.6 miles away); Site of First Church in City of Friona (approx. 12.6 miles away); Farwell, Texas (approx. 12.6 miles away); Near Route of the Coronado Expedition (approx. 12.6 miles away); Friona Schools (approx. 12.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bovina.
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
3. Bovina United Methodist Church
 
 
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