Near Aquilla in Hill County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Lebanon United Methodist Church
On Oct. 19, 1872, C.A. Spivey and W.E. Anderson deeded four acres of land to James W. Scott, M.J. Britton, J.B.C. Scott, J.P. Grace, H.B. Smith, George Williams, E.R. Williams, J.H. Gamblin and J.F Anderson, Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South: the Rev. Floyd T. Wiginton was the first pastor. Tradition holds the Rev. Isaac Pierce Lowery, the pastor in 1873, suggested the congregational name of Lebanon. The first church building burned in the early 1880s, and members moved to this site. An early school on church property served the area until the mid 20th century. Today, Lebanon United Methodist Church provides an important link to the community's pioneer heritage.
Erected 2006 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13892.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education.
Location. 31° 48.514′ N, 97° 16.033′ W. Marker is near Aquilla, Texas, in Hill County. Marker is on County Highway 2202 0.1 miles south of Farm to Market Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aquilla TX 76622, 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. Spivey Crossing (approx. ¾ mile away); Smith Bend - Coon Creek Cemetery (approx. 4.7 miles away); Coon Creek Community (approx. 6.6 miles away); Church of the Assumption (approx. 9.9 miles away); St. Mary's School (approx. 9.9 miles away); Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 10.2 miles away); West (approx. 10.2 miles away); The Crash at Crush (approx. 10.3 miles away).
Also see . . . Methodist Church. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on December 4, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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