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

Centennial of Methodism in Commerce

 
 
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By Jesse Nelsen, January 26, 2021
1. Centennial of Methodism in Commerce Marker
Inscription.  

Two Methodist congregations, Lebanon (1.5 mi. E) and Mt. Zion (5 mi. SE), served the earliest settlers of the Commerce area. As the community grew, local Methodists began worshiping in a schoolhouse on Pecan Street. In 1881, four years before Commerce was incorporated, they were joined in a Union Church by the Lebanon fellowship. A separate sanctuary was built on Church Street in 1890. A later structure on Park Street, completed in 1907, served until the present facility was built in 1968. For over 100 years the church has actively led in community development.
 
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7818.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
 
Location. 33° 14.644′ N, 95° 54.746′ W. Marker is in Commerce, Texas, in Hunt County. Marker is at the intersection of Frontage Road and University Drive, on the right when traveling south on Frontage Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Commerce TX 75428, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. East Texas State University (approx. 0.2 miles away); President’s House
Centennial of Methodism in Commerce Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jesse Nelsen, January 26, 2021
2. Centennial of Methodism in Commerce Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Birthplace of Maj. Gen. Claire L. Chennault (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Commerce Churches (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Commerce (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Baptist Church of Commerce (approx. ¾ mile away); Incorporation of Commerce (approx. 0.8 miles away); Historical Stop - Downtown Commerce (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Commerce.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 26, 2021, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 26, 2021, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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