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Shamrock in Wheeler County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Shamrock Methodist Church

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
1. Shamrock Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  Visits of Methodist ministers to this area began in 1881. On June 17, 1901, circuit rider W. L. Harris, from Cataline Mission (40 mi N), organized this first local church in native walnut grove of Mrs. Mary Ruth Jones (3 mi N). Charter members (17) included families of Gid Bell, G. J. Duncan, M. V. Harvey, Mrs. Jones; also, John B. Harvey, Dan Lehman, Lillie Jones Trostle. On February 1, 1903, services were moved from homes of members to Shamrock schoolhouse. Other early church families: The A. J. Austins, T. E. Burkhalters, Frank Exums, S. W. Norwoods, W. B. Smiths, D. F. Spuills, E. L. Woodleys, and Mrs. A. N. Holmes. First church building was erected and missionary society founded 1906. Tornado destroyed the structure in 1907; a second was planned by the Rev. T. B. Hilburn, built under the Rev. W. Y. Switzer, 1908, with A. J. Austin as contractor. Third church was built in 1929 under the Rev. C. W. Foote; present sanctuary was completed in 1965 under the Rev. C. Melton.
Other pastors: P. G. Huffman, W. M. Pope, J. P. Patterson, M. S. Leveridge, Cal C. Wright, Ed R. Wallace, W. E. Hamilton, R. N. Huckabee, C. E. Jameson, R. A. Stewart,
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By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
2. Shamrock Methodist Church Marker
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Lance Webb, A. C. Haynes, M. B. Norwood, H. H. Bratcher, S. M. Dunnam, Frank Beauchamp, Jim Sharp, Lyman Paul Wood, Oscar Bruce and Tommie Beck. Church name was revised 1939 and 1968.
 
Erected 1972 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4655.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is February 1, 1903.
 
Location. 35° 13.122′ N, 100° 14.903′ W. Marker is in Shamrock, Texas, in Wheeler County. Marker is on East 5th Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 East 5th Street, Shamrock TX 79079, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Baptist Church of Shamrock (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Legend of St. Patrick and the Shamrock (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to Blarney Stone Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shamrock’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shamrock Water Tower (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tower Building (approx. half a mile away); Bill Mack: Shamrock's Midnight Cowboy (approx. 0.6 miles away); "Bill Mack's influence on country music is legendary" (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shamrock.
 
Shamrock Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
3. Shamrock Methodist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 215 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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