Kenney in Austin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
John Wesley Kenney
Erected 1972 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2925.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • War, Texas Independence. A significant historical year for this entry is 1833.
Location. 30° 2.919′ N, 96° 19.618′ W. Marker is in Kenney, Texas, in Austin County. Marker is at the intersection of Hall Road and Daylily Street, on the left when traveling west on Hall Road. The marker is located at the center of the triangle intersection. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Concord Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery - Phillipsburg (approx. 2.2 miles away); James Bradford Pier (approx. 2˝ miles away); Saint Paul Lutheran Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Machemehl Cemetery (approx. 4˝ miles away); Atkinson Cemetery (approx. 6.2 miles away); First Czech Immigrants in Texas (approx. 6.6 miles away); Nelsonville School (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kenney.
Also see . . . Kenney, John Wesley (1799–1865). Texas State Historical Association
Kenney preached his first sermon in Texas at the home of Samuel Gates on Jackson Creek in March 1834 and gradually extended his ministry up the Brazos to Gay Hill and down the river to San Felipe, Columbia, and Brazoria. To the west he preached in Colorado, Fayette, and Bastrop counties, all the way to Gonzales, on the Guadalupe River. In the fall of 1834, on Caney Creek in northern Austin County, he held one of the first camp meetings in Texas west of the Trinity River. In early September 1835, after receiving assurances from Col. William B. Travis and James(Submitted on July 21, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Additional keywords. Methodism
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 21, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.