Garfield in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Haynie Chapel Methodist Church
Founded 1839, in the Republic of Texas by Rev. John Haynie (1789-1860). First church was of logs, and located a mile north, on land of Andrew Deavers Houston. This building, the third, was put up in 1907.
Plaque erected by Houston descendants, Mr. & Mrs. E.W. (Nellie Houston) Schuhmann. History given by Rev. Olin W. Nail, Present Pastor.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1964
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 14127.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers • War, Texas Independence. A significant historical year for this entry is 1839.
Location. 30° 11.36′ N, 97° 33.599′ W. Marker is in Garfield, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is at the intersection of Greenwood Drive and Houston Road, on the right when traveling east on Greenwood Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16415 Greenwood Drive, Del Valle TX 78617, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Webberville Ebenezer Baptist Church (approx. Webberville (approx. 3.7 miles away); Joseph J. Manor Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away); David Crawford Edmiston (approx. 5.1 miles away); James Euwin Edmiston (approx. 5.1 miles away); George Self (approx. 5.1 miles away); Reuben Hornsby (approx. 5.4 miles away); John Williams and Howell Haggett (approx. 5.9 miles away).
More about this marker. The church is located in Garfield, Texas. According to the Handbook of Texas Online, the post office was closed in 1902, and mail directed to Del Valle, hence the church's address.
Also see . . . Garfield, Texas. Handbook of Texas Online article about Garfield where the church is located. (Submitted on November 20, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
1. Town of Comanche, Travis County
This general area where the church is located dates back to the Mexican period in Texas. In 1830 John Caldwell settled on a large grant of land that was made to Jose Antonio Navarro in 1833 by the Mexican Government. According to "History of Travis County and Austin, 1839-1899", the original church was on this land owned by John Caldwell. As Garfield was not formed until 1880, the original log cabin church referenced on the marker was probably associated with the earlier town of Comanche, Travis County, north of here (not
— Submitted November 21, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.
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