Kress in Swisher County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
United Methodist Church of Kress
Organized 1906 at Wright (4 mi. NE), this church was relocated in 1907 when the Santa Fe Railway bypassed Wright, founding Kress. With their own hands, members built the first section of this sanctuary (1908), sharing its use with other faiths. The bell on the lawn originally hung in a steeple, and rang for special events as well as worship. The church structure -- remodeled, greatly enlarged, and enhanced by memorial windows -- now forms a local landmark. Lay leaders and four ministers have come from this congregation.
Erected 1977 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5600.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
Location. 34° 22.075′ N, 101° 44.746′ W. Marker is in Kress, Texas, in Swisher County. Marker is on East 2nd Street east of Nicholson Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 East 2nd Street, Kress TX 79052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kress Cemetery Liberty Community and Finney Switch (approx. 7˝ miles away); First Baptist Church of Claytonville (approx. 9.3 miles away); Running Water Community (approx. 10.1 miles away); Rose Hill Cemetery (approx. 10.7 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 10.9 miles away); JA Ranch Cabin (approx. 11.6 miles away); Swisher County (approx. 11.7 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 315 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on May 24, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. 2. submitted on December 8, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 3. submitted on May 24, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas.
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