“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Uvalde in Uvalde County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Uvalde Methodist Church

Uvalde Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 28, 2020
1. Uvalde Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  The Rev. Thomas Myers organized this congregation in 1856, soon after the town of Uvalde was founded. At that time, this was the Western limit of the Methodist Ministry in Texas. Early members of the Uvalde congregation included the Dillard, Pulliam, Nunn, Burchfield, Robinson, and Griner Families. H.W. Griner served as first Sunday School Superintendent. The church held services in the courthouse, the school building, and the park until a sanctuary was built about 1859-60 on Garden Street on land deeded by Reading Black, founder of Uvalde. Another sanctuary was built on Getty Street about 1882 at a site conveyed by the G.T. Nunn Family.

Construction of the present sanctuary in 1907-08 was overseen by Building Committee members D.W. Barnhill, Harry Hornby, Sr., and J.G. Smyth. The 1909 and 1916 sessions of the West Texas Annual Conference were held here.

The early congregation brought stability, leadership, and spiritual values to an unsettled frontier. Through the years the members have continued to seek those goals and enlarge their scope of service.
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical
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Commission. (Marker Number 5621.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the United Methodist Church Historic Sites series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1856.
Location. 29° 12.714′ N, 99° 47.382′ W. Marker is in Uvalde, Texas, in Uvalde County. Marker is at the intersection of West Oak Street and North High Street, on the right when traveling west on West Oak Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 North High Street, Uvalde TX 78801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Original Site of Uvalde High School (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Presbyterian Church of Uvalde (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Nance Garner House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Judge John Nance Garner (approx. 0.2 miles away); Capt. William Benson (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Nance Garner Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); L. Schwartz Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grand Opera House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Uvalde.
Uvalde Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 28, 2020
2. Uvalde Methodist Church
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 3, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.

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