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Hondo in Medina County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hondo Methodist Church

 
 
Hondo Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, February 17, 2019
1. Hondo Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  Early Methodist settlers in this area worshipped under a live oak tree on the banks of the Hondo Creek. The Methodists organized as a church in 1857 and held services in a log hut. A church/Masonic lodge was built on ten acres of land given to the church in 1859. Circuit riding ministers held services once a month. After the congregation moved to this site in 1890, newer buildings replaced outgrown structures. The church maintains its heritage of ministries for its members and a variety of community missions.
 
Erected 1997 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2549.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 29° 21.024′ N, 99° 8.432′ W. Marker is in Hondo, Texas, in Medina County. Marker is at the intersection of 16th Street and Avenue K, on the right when traveling west on 16th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1006 16th Street, Hondo TX 78861, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Medina County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Medina County Courthouse
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Stephen F. Austin Memorial Oak Tree (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hondo (about 500 feet away); Leinweber Building (about 700 feet away); Fohn-Bless Store (about 700 feet away); Medina County War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saint John The Evangelist Catholic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hondo.
 
Hondo Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, February 17, 2019
2. Hondo Methodist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 21, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.

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