Temple in Bell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Christ Episcopal Church of Temple
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 842.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is September 24, 1905.
Location. 31° 5.994′ N, 97° 20.415′ W. Marker is in Temple, Texas, in Bell County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and West Calhoun Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. The marker is located at the front entrance to the church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 South Main Street, Temple TX 76501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. Site of 42nd Reunion of Hood's Texas Brigade (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First United Methodist Church Of Temple (about 700 feet away); Temple Public Library (about 800 feet away); Pool of Tears Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); City of Temple (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Organization of the Texas Forestry Association (approx. 0.2 miles away); Knob Creek Lodge No. 401 (approx. ¼ mile away); Bernard Moore Temple (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Temple.
Also see . . . Protestant Episcopal Church. Texas State Historical Association
There were members of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States of America in Mexican Texas, but because the laws under which they had been granted land demanded allegiance to the Catholic Church, they could not practice their faith openly. During the Texas Revolution Rev. Richard Salmon of New York state headed a colony of Episcopal people who intended to settle on lands that Salmon believed to have been granted to him, but the land grant was found to be spurious. Salmon established schools at Brazoria and Houston, but was not accepted as an Episcopal clergyman by the members of the church there.(Submitted on October 4, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 4, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.