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Kerrville in Kerr County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Barnett Chapel Methodist Church

 
 
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By Larry D. Moore, June 8, 2019
1. Barnett Chapel Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  This is the oldest African American church in Kerr County. In 1896, Jim and Josephine Barnett were instrumental in organizing the first religious services for African Americans in Kerrville. The congregation was named Barnett Chapel in their honor. On March 8, 1898, John T. Page sold, to trustees Josephine Barnett, Levi Butler, Z. T. Wilson and James Askey, property which remains the congregation's home today. Circuit-riding ministers came from Bandera, Uvalde and Fredericksburg before the Rev. W.M. Mosby became the first full-time minister in 1902. Through worship, evangelism, outreach, emergency relief, Juneteenth and heritage celebrations, youth programs, music, and mission work, the congregation has made a significant impact on the community.
 
Erected 2017 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18779.)
 
Location. 30° 3.384′ N, 99° 8.547′ W. Marker is in Kerrville, Texas, in Kerr County. Marker is on Paschal Avenue south of West Davis Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map.
Barnett Chapel Methodist Church Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, June 8, 2019
2. Barnett Chapel Methodist Church Marker Area
Marker is at or near this postal address: 710 Paschal Avenue, Kerrville TX 78028, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Doyle Colored School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Settlers of Kerr County (approx. 0.7 miles away); Kerr County (approx. 0.7 miles away); James Kerr (approx. 0.7 miles away); Great Western Cattle Trail (approx. 4.6 miles away); Center Point, Texas (approx. 10 miles away); Camp Verde, Texas (approx. 10 miles away); Center Point Cemetery (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kerrville.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2019, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 10, 2019, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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