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

St. Matthews Episcopal Church

 
 
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By James Hulse, September 8, 2021
1. St. Matthews Episcopal Church Marker
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The earliest Episcopal worship services in the Comanche area were conducted in the late 1870s by Bishop Alexander C. Garrett of Dallas. In 1886, soon after the organization of the St. Matthews congregation, work began on this frame building. Located on land deeded by Sarah Jane Walcott, it is the oldest existing church structure in Comanche County and has been in continuous use since its completion in 1887.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1964
 
Erected 1964 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4473.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1886.
 
Location. 31° 54.092′ N, 98° 36.223′ W. Marker is in Comanche, Texas, in Comanche County. Marker is at the intersection of North Austin Street (State Highway 16) and East Paine Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North Austin Street. The marker is located on the right side of the front entrance to the church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 North Austin Street, Comanche TX 76442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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By James Hulse, September 8, 2021
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distance of this marker. Central Christian Church of Comanche (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of John Wesley Hardin's Murder of Deputy Sheriff Charles Webb (approx. 0.2 miles away); Texas Longhorn (approx. ¼ mile away); Jo G. Hardin and Cousins (approx. ¼ mile away); John Wesley Hardin (approx. ¼ mile away); Preacher Hardin Family (approx. ¼ mile away); The Comanche Chief (approx. ¼ mile away); Royal King (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Comanche.
 
The view of the St. Matthews Episcopal Church and Marker from the street image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 8, 2021
3. The view of the St. Matthews Episcopal Church and Marker from the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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