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Mobeetie in Wheeler County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mobeetie United Methodist Church

 
 
Mobeetie United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
1. Mobeetie United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  Mobeetie developed from a buffalo hunters camp established in 1874 and Fort Elliott, which opened in 1875. Methodists Peter Gravis and J.T. Hosmer preached in the town in 1881, and by 1884, Mobeetie had a mission Methodist congregation. An 1898 tornado destroyed the sanctuary and most other buildings in town. In 1905, the community erected a shared Union Church building later bought by the Methodist congregation. The town moved closer to the railroad in the late 1920s. In 1930, church members built a basement in New Mobeetie and moved their worship services there. They built the present sanctuary in 1947, and the church continues to serve as an area spiritual center.
 
Erected 2006 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13460.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1884.
 
Location. 35° 32.033′ N, 100° 26.294′ W. Marker is in Mobeetie, Texas, in Wheeler County. Marker is at the intersection of Wheeler Avenue and Third Street, on the left when traveling north on Wheeler
Mobeetie United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
2. Mobeetie United Methodist Church Marker
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Avenue. Marker is on the southwest corner. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mobeetie TX 79061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mobeetie First Baptist Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mobeetie Post Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mobeetie (approx. 1.2 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 1½ miles away); Site of Fort Elliott (approx. 1½ miles away); Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Elliott (approx. 1½ miles away); Captain G. W. Arrington (approx. 1.6 miles away); Frank Willis, Sr. (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobeetie.
 
Mobeetie United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
3. Mobeetie United Methodist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 8, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 8, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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Oct. 4, 2022