Hamilton in Hamilton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
United Methodist Church
Congregation formed by local settlers in 1850s. First known pastor was the Rev. J.H. Perry, in 1870. Among early members were families of Isaac Steen, J. Hogue Pierson, J.A. Eidson, Thomas Dean, and Dr. George F. Perry.
Pioneer ministers of the Waco circuit braved hostile Indians to serve this church. In 1871 a band stole the horse of William Monk at Indian Creek, forcing him to walk 12 miles to Brownwood.
Members worshipped in various places, then built frame church on this site about 1887. Present structure was erected 1924; wing for Sunday School was added 1953.
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5599.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Native Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
Location. 31° 42.268′ N, 98° 7.566′ W. Marker is in Hamilton, Texas, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (State Highway 36) and North Taylor Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main StreetTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 West Main Street, Hamilton TX 76531, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Methodist Church Bell (a few steps from this marker); Col. George R. Freeman (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Mary’s Church (about 400 feet away); Historic Leon River Bridge (about 500 feet away); Knights of Pythias Lodge Hall (about 500 feet away); Hamilton Bank and Trust Company (about 600 feet away); James Drugstore (about 600 feet away); Rice-Eidson Building (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamilton.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 22, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.