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

First United Methodist Church of Somerville

 
 
First United Methodist Church of Somerville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 9, 2022
1. First United Methodist Church of Somerville Marker
Inscription.  Organized 1901 by the Rev. H.G. Williams; had 29 charter members, and was in the Lyons Circuit. During first year, held prayer meetings in homes and preaching services in brush arbor lighted by members' lanterns. For weeks, evangelists operated a "Chapel Car" on railroad siding. Church and Sunday school moved in the winter to the schoolhouse.

First sanctuary was erected in 1903; educational building, 1958; present sanctuary was completed on the original church site and dedicated in 1966. In first 70 years, the church had 34 pastors.
 
Erected 1972 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 8631.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1901.
 
Location. 30° 20.83′ N, 96° 31.958′ W. Marker is in Somerville, Texas, in Burleson County. Marker is at the intersection of Avenue D and 11th Street, on the right when traveling north on Avenue D. The marker is located on the left side of the church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 862 Avenue D, Somerville TX 77879, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within walking distance of this marker. Somerville (approx. ¼ mile away); 1906 Reunion of Hood's Texas Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of the Somerville Harvey House (approx. ¼ mile away); James W. Lauderdale (approx. ¼ mile away); Thomas J. Gary (approx. 0.3 miles away); J.L. Woods’ Undertaking Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); Yegua Center at Somerville ISD (approx. 0.4 miles away); Somerville Stadium (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Somerville.
 
First United Methodist Church of Somerville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 9, 2022
2. First United Methodist Church of Somerville Marker
The view of the First United Methodist Church of Somerville and Marker from across the street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 9, 2022
3. The view of the First United Methodist Church of Somerville and Marker from across the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 18, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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