Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Bear Creek Methodist Church and Cemetery
In 1890 a small church building was erected near the Hillendahl Family Cemetery. The site proved to be poorly drained and often inaccessible, and in 1902 the congregation moved the sanctuary here on three acres donated by Fred and Katherine Brandt. A part of the acreage was laid out as a cemetery. Christine Backen's burial in 1904 was the first recorded here. The cemetery is still active and is maintained by the Addicks Bear Creek Cemetery Association.
A summer storm destroyed the sanctuary in 1915 but by the end of that year a new church building had been erected. Area flooding in 1935 resulted in the construction of the nearby Addicks Reservoir in 1940 and the subsequent removal of the church to another site about 1.7 miles south
Erected 1994 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10612.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion.
Location. 29° 48.858′ N, 95° 38.711′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of Highway 6 and Patterson Road, on the right when traveling north on Highway 6. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Houston TX 77084, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moore Log House (approx. 5.4 miles away); Matthew Burnett Homesite (approx. 9.7 miles away); Hodge's Bend Cemetery (approx. 12.1 miles away); Bellaire Streetcar Line (approx. 13.1 miles away); Bellaire Presbyterian Church (approx. 13.1 miles away); Bellaire (approx. 13.1 miles away); Texan Capture of Mexican Dispatches (approx. 13.2 miles away); Sugar Land Refinery (approx. 13.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
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