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

Oak Grove Methodist Church

 
 
Oak Grove Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, June 6, 2022
1. Oak Grove Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  Organized 1880, with worship services and Sunday school held under trees and a brush arbor. Structure built 1881, by A.B. Harris. Six-acre site, including nearby cemetery, was donated by the Rev. William E. Bates (1812-83), retired circuit rider and minister.

Building costs were supplied through members' and friends' donations, which included a horse. Men of the congregation hauled the lumber from the sawmills in east Texas.

This church was the first in the community and has served five generations of residents.
 
Erected 1973 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3644.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
 
Location. 33° 13.267′ N, 96° 58.576′ W. Marker is in Aubrey, Texas, in Denton County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 720, 0.1 miles south of U.S. 380. The marker is located at the front entrance of the church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4725 FM 720 Road, Aubrey TX 76227, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured
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as the crow flies. William Edmunds Bates (within shouting distance of this marker); Harrington, Cassady and Clark Cemeteries (approx. 1.4 miles away); Roark-Griffith Pottery Site (approx. 1.4 miles away); Taylor Family Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Community of Little Elm (approx. 4.7 miles away); Button Memorial United Methodist Church (approx. 4.7 miles away); Aubrey First United Methodist Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); First Christian Church of Aubrey (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aubrey.
 
The front entrance to Oak Grove Methodist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, June 6, 2022
2. The front entrance to Oak Grove Methodist Church and Marker
The view of the Oak Grove Methodist Church and Marker from the street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, June 6, 2022
3. The view of the Oak Grove Methodist Church and Marker from the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 683 times since then and 103 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 17, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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