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Terrell in Kaufman County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Poetry Methodist Church

 
 
Poetry Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, September 11, 2016
1. Poetry Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. Originally called Turners Point, this community was founded in 1845 by Elisha Turner. In 1855 the Methodist congregation paid Zachariah Turner and his wife Martha $20 for the original church site. The Rev. J.W. Fields, a Methodist circuit rider living in Kaufman County, witnessed the deed and may have been the organizer and first minister. After the name of the town changed to Poetry, this site was donated in 1886 by J.H. Tate and his wife Nancy. The circuit rider preached only once a month, yet the membership grew to 119 in those early days.
 
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8541.)
 
Location. 32° 49.456′ N, 96° 14.802′ W. Marker is in Terrell, Texas, in Kaufman County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 986 and Farm to Market Road 1565, on the right when traveling north on Route 986. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18734 FM 986, Terrell TX 75160, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Poetry Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Dry Creek Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Porter Farms (approx. 3.7 miles away);
Poetry Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, September 11, 2016
2. Poetry Methodist Church
The W. E. Henderson House (approx. 3.9 miles away but has been reported missing); Public Education in Terrell (approx. 4.6 miles away but has been reported missing); Terrell State Hospital Cemetery (approx. 5.5 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Terrell (approx. 5.6 miles away); John H. Corley Home (approx. 5.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Terrell.
 
Also see . . .  Poetry Methodist Church. (Submitted on September 15, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on September 16, 2016.
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