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Harwood in Gonzales County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Harwood Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge

 
 
Harwood Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, December 20, 2020
1. Harwood Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge Marker
Inscription.  

After the Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Railroad established Harwood in 1875, this community meetinghouse was built. The first floor was used for Methodist worship services and housed a school. The Harwood Masonic Lodge No. 468 met on the second floor from Oct. 7, 1876, until 1962 when it joined the Hopkinsville Lodge at Waelder. The church continues to serve the area.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1979
 
Erected 1979 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2402.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
 
Location. 29° 40.138′ N, 97° 30.155′ W. Marker is in Harwood, Texas, in Gonzales County. Marker is at the intersection of North 2nd Street and North Gonzales Avenue, on the right when traveling west on North 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harwood TX 78632, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harwood Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker);
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Theodore S. Lee (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McNeil Baptist Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); Hall Cemetery (approx. 5.7 miles away); McNeil Cemetery (approx. 5.9 miles away); Wattsville Gin (approx. 7.1 miles away); First Christian Church of Luling (approx. 8.7 miles away); William Johnson Cabin (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harwood.
 
The church bell and Harwood Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, December 20, 2020
2. The church bell and Harwood Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge Marker
The Marker is located in front of the church and next to the cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, December 20, 2020
3. The Marker is located in front of the church and next to the cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 25, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 25, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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