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Jourdanton in Atascosa County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Jourdanton United Methodist Church

Jourdanton United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John A Hensarling, June 23, 2012
1. Jourdanton United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  The Methodist church in Jourdanton formally organized in 1909, the same year that the City of Jourdanton was founded. The church began as the Jourdanton Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and was a member of the Uvalde District in the West Texas Conference. Founding members included Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Billingsley, Mr. and Mrs. Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. Easterling, The W. H. Purgason family, the Carter family, Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Daughtrey, the Richardson family, and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Ernst. During 1909, Rev. J. W. Shoemaker, the congregation's first pastor, served a circuit consisting of churches in Pleasanton, Jourdanton, Campbellton and Fairview. Other early pastors included the Rev. W. N. Carl and the Rev. J. N. Rentfro. Services originally took place in a tent.

In 1910, church trustees B. B. Daughtrey, James A. Waltom and C. B. Myers purchased property at the corner of Elm Avenue and Brown Street from E. M. and May Tom, and a frame building was constructed on the site. In 1941, the congregation razed the original structure and built a new one at the same location. Property was later purchased at the corner of Chestnut and Campbell,
Jourdanton United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John A Hensarling, June 23, 2012
2. Jourdanton United Methodist Church Marker
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and the 1941 sanctuary was moved to the new site in 1957. The sanctuary was later sold and removed from the property, and the present sanctuary was constructed in 1964.

The Jourdanton Methodist Church Ladies Aid Society held its first meeting on March 3, 1910. Additional organizations later founded within the church included the Women's Society of Christian Service, the Wesleyan Service Guild, Epworth League, the United Methodist Women, the United Methodist Men and Methodist Youth Fellowship.
Erected 2009 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15704.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1907.
Location. 28° 55′ N, 98° 32.63′ W. Marker is in Jourdanton, Texas, in Atascosa County. Marker is on Campbell Avenue south of Elm Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1004 Campbell Avenue, Jourdanton TX 78026, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Atascosa County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Atascosa County (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Atascosa County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Martin Abstract Company (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Atascosa County Jail (approx. 0.3 miles
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away); First Baptist Church of Jourdanton (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Matthew Catholic Parish (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jourdanton Independent School District (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jourdanton.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2012, by John A Hensarling of Campbellton, Texas. This page has been viewed 528 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 23, 2012, by John A Hensarling of Campbellton, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 29, 2022