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La Vernia in Wilson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

La Vernia United Methodist Church

 
 
La Vernia United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, February 21, 2021
1. La Vernia United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  

Earliest services of this church were held near here, at Bethesda, in 1853 by The Rev. J.S. McGee, a circuit rider. In 1876, La Vernia Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was organized with The Rev. John E. Vernor as pastor. By tradition the Masonic Hall housed services until 1881. Then trustees bought this site and erected a church building, which was destroyed by a storm five years later. Present church was built in 1887. The 85-year-old Post Oak Methodist Church (9 Mi. NE) was merged with La Vernia in 1970. This church controls Post Oak Cemetery.

This Chapel was moved to its present location in 1996. The Church no longer maintains the Post Oak Cemetery.
 
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3005.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1853.
 
Location. 29° 21.159′ N, 98° 7.178′ W. Marker is in La Vernia, Texas, in Wilson County. Marker is at the intersection of Bluebonnet Drive (Farm to Market Road 775) and D L Vest
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, on the left when traveling west on Bluebonnet Drive. The marker is located on the northeast corner of the old Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 Bluebonnet Drive, La Vernia TX 78121, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named La Vernia United Methodist Church (a few steps from this marker); Brahan Lodge No. 226, A.F. & A.M. (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Deaf Smith Oak Tree - the Next Generation (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rector Chapel Bell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Suttles Pottery (approx. 0.3 miles away); La Vernia (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Chihuahua Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); Applewhite Homestead (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Vernia.
 
La Vernia United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, February 21, 2021
2. La Vernia United Methodist Church
The view of the La Vernia United Methodist Church and Marker from the Church parking lot. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, February 21, 2021
3. The view of the La Vernia United Methodist Church and Marker from the Church parking lot.
Marker for the Prayer Chapel of the La Vernia United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, February 21, 2021
4. Marker for the Prayer Chapel of the La Vernia United Methodist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 1, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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