Morgan Mill in Erath County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Morgan Mill Tabernacle
The community of Morgan Mill, named for early settler George Bryan Morgan, traces its history to the mid-19th century. A post office was established in 1877. Several community church congregations shared a brush arbor in the summers for revivals and other meetings. In 1910 the brush arbor was replaced with this permanent structure, named the Morgan Mill Tabernacle. In addition to serving the churches, the tabernacle also was used by the local school and other community organizations. It remains in use as a community gathering place.
Erected 1994 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3472.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1877.
Location. 32° 23.285′ N, 98° 10.081′ W. Marker is in Morgan Mill, Texas, in Erath County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 1188 and U.S. 281, on the left when traveling north on Highway 1188. The tabernacle is located next to the Morgan Mill Baptist Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stephenville TX 76401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Morgan Mill Tabernacle (a few steps from this marker); Morgan Mill Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wesley Chapel Cemetery (approx. 7.1 miles away); Oak Dale Cemetery (approx. 8.4 miles away); Bluff Dale (approx. 8.6 miles away); The Bluff Dale Suspension Bridge (approx. 8.6 miles away); The Denny Cemetery (approx. 9.4 miles away); Daniel Roberts Thornton and Mary Anna (Garland) Thornton (approx. 11 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgan Mill.
Regarding Morgan Mill Tabernacle. Historic wooden tabernacles were constructed in the late 19th and early 20th century in Texas for a variety of purposes, including religious gatherings, veterans reunions, burials and other community events. Principally located in north, central and east Texas, these modest timber structures are usually open to the elements, with a gable or hipped roof covering rows of benches. While a handful are listed as Record Texas Historic Landmarks, most tabernacles go unnoticed and are not protected by local or state regulations. Referenced by PreservationTexas.Org site.
Also see . . . Morgan Mills Texas. (Submitted on October 16, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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