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Hearne in Robertson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

A Century of the Methodist Church

In Hearne

 
 
A Century of the Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, March 3, 2021
1. A Century of the Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  

Methodists of Hearne organized their church in Nov. 1870 with the Rev. Horace Bishop as pastor. In 1884 the Rev. Seth Ward became pastor. A church was constructed at this location in 1885. (Later the Rev. Mr. Ward was first native Texan to be made a bishop in the Methodist Church.)

Through gifts and pledges of the membership, present edifice was built, 1931; renovated, 1965.

Having adopted name "Grace" in 1948, congregation became Grace United Methodist Church in 1958 and observed 100th Anniversary of Methodism in Hearne in 1970.
 
Erected 1972 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 10932.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1870.
 
Location. 30° 52.755′ N, 96° 35.697′ W. Marker is in Hearne, Texas, in Robertson County. Marker is at the intersection of South Magnolia Street and West 1st Street, on the left when traveling north on South Magnolia Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 408 South Magnolia Street, Hearne TX 77859, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Robert Cyrus Allen Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Philips Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away); Allen Hardware Store (about 500 feet away); First Baptist Church (about 500 feet away); Colored Graveyard in the Old Town of Hearne (approx. 0.6 miles away); Norwood Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Brazos Manufacturing Company, C.S.A. (approx. one mile away); Greater Riverside Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hearne.
 
Grace United Methodist Church and marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, March 3, 2021
2. Grace United Methodist Church and marker
A Century of the Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, March 3, 2021
3. A Century of the Methodist Church Marker
The view of the Grace United Methodist Church and Marker from the road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, March 3, 2021
4. The view of the Grace United Methodist Church and Marker from the road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 7, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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