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

Bosqueville Methodist Church

Bosqueville Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 5, 2022
1. Bosqueville Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  Before organizing in 1853 this congregation met in homes. The following year services were held in the New Oakwood schoolhouse and later in the Bosqueville College. In 1875, under the leadership of the Rev. W. T. Melugin, the first building was constructed on this site which had been donated by Dr. Warren Wortham. The Rev. Mordecai Yell was among the outstanding circuit riders who served here. The present building was finished in 1911-12, under the pastorate of the Rev. M.H. Bowden. In 1953 the educational facilities were added.
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 468.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the United Methodist Church Historic Sites series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1853.
Location. 31° 36.825′ N, 97° 11.906′ W. Marker is in Waco, Texas, in McLennan County. Marker is on Rock Creek Road, ¼ mile north of Steinbeck Bend Drive, on the left when traveling north. The marker is located in front of the church
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at the main entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7327 Rock Creek Road, Waco TX 76708, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bosqueville Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Bosqueville Cemetery Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alexander McKinza (about 600 feet away); David Smith Kornegay (about 600 feet away); Bosqueville Baptist Church (about 700 feet away); Camp MacArthur (approx. 2.8 miles away); Old Site of Texas Christian University (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Clubhouse, Miss Nellie's & Anniversary Park (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waco.
Also see . . .  Bosqueville, TX. Texas State Historical Association
Bosqueville is four miles northwest of downtown Waco near the intersection of Farm roads 1637 and 3051 in north central McLennan County. Settlement of the area was well underway by the 1850s, and the community may have served as an early voting site. Little Berry White donated ten acres of land for a school and cemetery in 1850. In 1854 the Bosque Academy was established by Cumberland Presbyterian minister John C. Collier. As the community's Methodist population began to grow, that denomination also used the
The Bosqueville Methodist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 5, 2022
2. The Bosqueville Methodist Church and Marker
academy's facilities for its gatherings. The school, which eventually added a conservatory of music, by 1860 had 180 students and two institutions: the Bosqueville Academy for Boys and the Seminary for Young Ladies. The school closed when the Civil War began, but was later reorganized as the Bosque College and Seminary, a nonsectarian school that purported to be the country's first coeducational institution.
(Submitted on August 10, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
The Bosqueville Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 5, 2022
3. The Bosqueville Methodist Church
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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