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Near Nolanville in Bell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Nolanville Encampment

 
 
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By Richard Denney, June 8, 2021
1. Nolanville Encampment Marker
Inscription.  In 1889 five families met under a brush arbor to form the Nolanville Church of Christ and within a month had purchased land at this site on which to build a permanent church. That first meeting led to 106 consecutive summer camp meetings dedicated to teaching, preaching and fellowship. The Nolanville encampment drew as many as 1,000 people from a 100-mile radius for ten days each August and became a significant factor in the development of the Church of Christ in central Texas. Families camped in tents and cooked their own meals; the meeting site was modernized over time to provide cabins, running water and electricity. The last encampment was held in 1996.
 
Erected 2001 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12482.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1889.
 
Location. 31° 4.638′ N, 97° 36.9′ W. Marker is near Nolanville, Texas, in Bell County. Marker is on South Main Street, 0.1 miles west of Biles, on the right when traveling east. Old Nolanville Rd. / South
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By Richard Denney, June 8, 2021
2. Nolanville Encampment Marker
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Main Street, 0.25 mile southwest Nolanville. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 502 S Main St, Nolanville TX 76559, 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. City of Killeen (approx. 6.6 miles away); Bethel Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 7.2 miles away); First National Bank of Killeen (approx. 7.4 miles away); Wednesday Review Club (approx. 7˝ miles away); Killeen Herald (approx. 7.6 miles away); Avenue D School (approx. 7.6 miles away); Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery (approx. 8.4 miles away); Wilson Van Dyke (approx. 8.8 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2021, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 118 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 11, 2021, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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