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Madisonville in Madison County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Wilson Chapel Methodist Church

 
 
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By Larry D. Moore, June 22, 2019
1. Wilson Chapel Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  Organized in 1873 by the Rev. W. A. Parks and ten charter members, the Methodist Episcopal Church was the second African American church in Madisonville. Early worship services were held in members' homes and a brush arbor. In the absence of a minister, sermons were given by a member called an exhorter. Land was donated by Ed and Mary Burrell in 1888, and the first sanctuary was erected here in 1891. A white frame building replaced it in 1923. A brick structure was built in the 1960s. The church has served the area for more than 120 years.
 
Erected 1994 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11265.)
 
Location. 30° 56.74′ N, 95° 55.308′ W. Marker is in Madisonville, Texas, in Madison County. Marker is on State Highway 21 east of North Casey Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madisonville TX 77864, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Baptist Church of Madisonville (approx. half a mile away); Truman Kimbro
Wilson Chapel Methodist Church Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, June 22, 2019
2. Wilson Chapel Methodist Church Marker Area
(approx. half a mile away); Jubal Richard Parten (approx. mile away); Madison County (approx. 1.1 miles away); El Camino Real (approx. 12.7 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2019, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2019, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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