Rice in Navarro County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Haynes Memorial Methodist Church
The Rev. William Vaughn founded this church in 1874. The charter members were the families of J.M. Bartlett, B.M. and Mrs. J.A. Clopton, L.B. and W.D. Haynie, W.M. Holmes, J.M. Mitcham, E.E. and I.B. Sessions, and J.A. Ward. This site was donated to the church by W.M. Rice, official of the Houston & Texas Central Railroad and founder of Rice University, Houston. The present building, erected in 1908 and named in honor of steward W.D. Haynie, was dedicated in 1909, in the pastorate of the Rev. H.B. Henry, by Bishop Seth Ward.
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7208.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
Location. 32° 14.677′ N, 96° 29.953′ W. Marker is in Rice, Texas, in Navarro County. Marker is at the intersection of North Dallas Street and Camden Street, on the right when traveling north on North Dallas Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 North Dallas Street, Rice TX 75155, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rice (about 500 feet away, measured First Baptist Church of Rice (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Fortson Family (approx. ¼ mile away); Rice Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Alma (approx. 4 miles away); Navarro County (approx. 8½ miles away); Burnam Square and Cemetery (approx. 9.3 miles away); Ennis City Hall (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rice.
Also see . . . William Marsh Rice (1816–1900). William Marsh Rice, merchant, financier, and philanthropist, was born at Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 14, 1816, the son of David and Patty (Hall) Rice. He was named William Marsh for the circuit rider who organized his family's church in 1815. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on January 18, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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