Follett in Lipscomb County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Follett United Methodist Church and Church Bell
The Rev. Grant. L. Hayes, first Methodist circuit rider in this area, founded the Ivanhoe, Okla., church 3 miles to the north in 1902; the Stillwater Church, 6 miles east, in Texas in 1904. After Follett originated on the Santa Fe Railroad in 1917, the two congregations merged here. The Old Ivanhoe church bell, cast in Ohio in 1907, was relocated at the Follett building site in 1919, installed in first church tower in 1924, and brought as a link from the historic past to the modern church (built 1961) in 1976.
Erected 1977 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1936.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
Location. 36° 26.008′ N, 100° 8.249′ W. Marker is in Follett, Texas, in Lipscomb County. Marker is on East Ivanhoe Avenue east of South Young Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Follett TX 79034, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow Follett United Methodist Church (here, next to this marker); Follett (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairmont Cemetery (approx. 3.3 miles away); Fairview Cemetery (approx. 6 miles away); Northeast Corner of Texas (approx. 7.6 miles away); Darrouzett Cemetery (approx. 11.4 miles away); Lipscomb Cemetery (approx. 15½ miles away); Lipscomb Union Church (approx. 15.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Follett.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 2, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 5. submitted on August 2, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas.