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Bettie in Upshur County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Bettie Methodist Church

 
 
Bettie Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. Bettie Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  This congregation was organized and a sanctuary built at this site in 1892 principally through the efforts of brothers Jeff and Hillard Parish. According to local tradition, the sanctuary (one of the first buildings in Bettie) probably replaced the abandoned or disbanded Parish Chapel Methodist Church which was located about two miles west of here. In addition to religious services, the community's first school and popular singing and music lessons were held in the sanctuary for several decades after its completion. This congregation continues to serve the community.
 
Erected 1993 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11300.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducation.
 
Location. 32° 48.538′ N, 94° 57.684′ W. Marker is in Bettie, Texas, in Upshur County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 2088 west of Cougar Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1130 FM2088, Gilmer TX 75644, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Bettie United Methodist Church & marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. Bettie United Methodist Church & marker
flies. Ragland Clinic-Hospital (approx. 5˝ miles away); First Baptist Church of Gilmer (approx. 5˝ miles away); First United Methodist Church of Gilmer (approx. 5.6 miles away); 1925 Gilmer Post Office (approx. 5.6 miles away); Upshur County, C. S. A. / Emma Sampson Johnson (approx. 5.6 miles away); Sam Houston Spoke Here (approx. 5.6 miles away); Cherokee Trace (approx. 5.6 miles away); "The Gilmer Mirror" (approx. 5.6 miles away).
 
Bettie Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
3. Bettie Methodist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 9, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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