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Christoval in Tom Green County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Christoval United Methodist Church

 
 
Christoval United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2018
1. Christoval United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. According to local history, Christoval Methodists, Baptists, and Cumberland Presbyterians assembled for worship services in the Cumberland Presbyterian church building before 1910. Circuit riders from the three denominations preached on alternate Sundays. Although Baptists built their own structure in 1910, area Methodists continued to worship with Cumberland Presbyterians for many years.

The records of the Christoval Methodist congregation date from 1923. In 1926, with the Rev. J.E. Young as pastor, the Methodists erected and occupied a red brick structure at the corner of Second and McKee streets. Fundraising projects at several Fourth of July celebrations helped to defray the cost of the building loan. In early years church women organized the Womenís Missionary Society. Their first major project was to raise money for the Methodistís orphanís home. A menís nondenominational Sunday school class was established in 1951. A parsonage was built in 1947 at a cost of $1,200; an educational building was erected in 1956. Further additions and renovations were made as needed, including the construction of three classrooms given in memory of Clarence Atkins McMillan in 1983. Former pastors and longtime members were honored at a church homecoming in 1978 and a 75th anniversary celebration in 1998.

With continuing activities
Christoval United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2018
2. Christoval United Methodist Church
Located at southwest corner of McKee St and 2nd St
of worship and community service including an annual barbecue hosted by the menís nondenominational Sunday school class, the Christoval United Methodist Church carries on in the traditions of its founders.
 
Erected 1998 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12229.)
 
Location. 31° 11.608′ N, 100° 29.839′ W. Marker is in Christoval, Texas, in Tom Green County. Marker is at the intersection of McKee Street and 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east on McKee Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4517 McKee St, Christoval TX 76935, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Christoval (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christoval Baptist Church (approx. ľ mile away); Confederate Reunion Grounds (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Roadside Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of Mark Fury Ranch Stage Stand (approx. 8.9 miles away); Knickerbocker (approx. 9.1 miles away); Knickerbocker Schools (approx. 9.2 miles away); Christopher Columbus Doty (approx. 9.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Christoval.
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 6, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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