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Merit in Hunt County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Merit Methodist Church

 
 
Merit Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jesse Nelsen, December 18, 2020
1. Merit Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  

Organized in April 1871. First pastor was the Rev. W. P. Reed, first member Margaret Owens. Services were held at Merit School. In 1888 land was bought and a frame church built. Wrecked by a 1905 storm and then rebuilt. Church still serves descendants of original members.
 
Erected 1971 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 7871.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
 
Location. 33° 12.589′ N, 96° 17.381′ W. Marker is in Merit, Texas, in Hunt County. Marker is on Church Street west of Highway 2194, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Merit TX 75458, 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 flies. Merit Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bethlehem Baptist Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); Farmersville I.O.O.F. Cemetery (approx. 4.9 miles away); Honaker-Holsonbake House (approx. 5 miles away); First Methodist Church of Farmersville
Merit Methodist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jesse Nelsen, December 18, 2020
2. Merit Methodist Church and Marker
(approx. 5.1 miles away); Bain-Honaker House (approx. 5.1 miles away); Farmersville Masonic Lodge (approx. 5.2 miles away); Audie Murphy’s Homecoming (approx. 5.2 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2020, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 21, 2020, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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