Denton in Denton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Saint James African Methodist Episcopal Church
In 1875 a group of black pioneers from the White Rock Community in Dallas moved to Denton County and named their settlement Freedman Town. Worship services, prayer groups, and Bible meetings were held in private homes. A minister among them, the Rev. M. P. Lambert, served the settlers until the Rev. J. B. Goins came in 1876 to organize the St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church. There were eighteen charter members in the congregation. The fellowship has provided significant service and leadership to the community and is an important part of the religious heritage of Denton County.
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4442.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
Location. 33° 12.917′ N, 97° 7.185′ W. Marker is in Denton, Texas, in Denton County. Marker is at the intersection of East Oak Street and North Crawford Street, on the left when traveling east on East Oak Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1101 E Oak Street, Denton TX 76201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oakwood Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Quakertown (approx. 0.6 miles away); Beulah A. Harriss (approx. 0.6 miles away); O'Neil Ford (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Methodist Church of Denton (approx. ¾ mile away); Site of Lacy Hotel (approx. ¾ mile away); John B. Denton (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denton.
Regarding Saint James African Methodist Episcopal Church. This historical church is currently under going extensive renovations.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2021, by Joe Lotz of Denton, Texas. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2021, by Joe Lotz of Denton, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.