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Olton in Lamb County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Olton's Union Church Bell

 
 
Olton's Union Church Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
1. Olton's Union Church Bell Marker
Inscription. When the Soash Land Company founded Olton in 1908, lots were provided for a school, church and bank. Residents of the new town erected a Union church for all denominations about 1909. Soon afterward, they purchased this 950-pound steel bell. Its tones called worshipers from miles around. In 1928, a tornado destroyed the bell tower. The Methodist congregation bought the bell and moved it to a new building at 10th and Avenue E in 1934. In 1958 they sold the property and bell to the Church of the Nazarene.
 
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3858.)
 
Location. 34° 10.908′ N, 102° 8.087′ W. Marker is in Olton, Texas, in Lamb County. Marker is on South Main Avenue south of 7th Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Olton TX 79064, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the First Lamb County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church of Olton (approx. 0.6 miles away); Halfway (approx. 10.5 miles away).
 
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Olton's Union Church Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
2. Olton's Union Church Bell Marker
Olton's Union Church Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
3. Olton's Union Church Bell Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 17, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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