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Melvin in McCulloch County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Swedish Free Mission Church

 
 
Swedish Free Mission Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 11, 2018
1. Swedish Free Mission Church Marker
Inscription. Swedes began settling in the western part of McCulloch County in 1907. A sunday school was begun that year, and the families met for worship in homes. A church congregation was formally organized in 1910 with fifteen charter members. A ladies aid society was formed in 1911. By 1915 a church building had been completed. Worship services were conducted in the Swedish language until the 1940s. The congregationís name was changed to the Evangelical Free Church in the 1940s. From its beginnings the congregation has supported missionary activities.
 
Erected 1988 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5160.)
 
Location. 31° 11.506′ N, 99° 34.915′ W. Marker is in Melvin, Texas, in McCulloch County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Farm to Market Road 2028 and Stone Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Melvin TX 76858, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1870s Cowboy-Indian Fight (approx. 1.9 miles away); Western Trail (approx. 12.8 miles away); Lohn Cemetery (approx. 13.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers
 
Swedish Free Mission Church image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 11, 2018
2. Swedish Free Mission Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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