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Silverton in Briscoe County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Methodist Church of Silverton

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
1. First Methodist Church of Silverton Marker
Inscription.  Organized as a Sunday school in 1891, the First Methodist Church of Silverton has grown along with the community. The first pastor was the Rev. W.B. Ford, who conducted services here once a month while also serving other communities in the area. Early worship services were held in a grocery store, a one-room schoolhouse, and the courthouse until the first sanctuary was completed in 1902. The sanctuary was replaced in 1929 using some materials from the original building. Additions later were made to house the growing congregation.
 
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1770.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
 
Location. 34° 28.39′ N, 101° 18.334′ W. Marker is in Silverton, Texas, in Briscoe County. Marker is on Commerce Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Commerce Street, Silverton TX 79257, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Miner Crawford (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Briscoe County
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By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
2. First Methodist Church of Silverton Marker
(about 700 feet away); First Baptist Church of Silverton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Briscoe County Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pleasant Lafayette Crawford House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. half a mile away); William Moten Vaughan (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site of Celtic Post Office (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silverton.
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
3. First Methodist Church of Silverton
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 21, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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