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Decker United Methodist Church and Community

 
 
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By Keith Peterson, July 29, 2007
1. Decker United Methodist Church and Community Marker
Inscription. First settlers in this area on Decker Creek were Swedish immigrants, who attended church in Austin from 1867 to 1870s.

Beginning in 1871, the Rev. C.C. Charnquist of Austin preached in homes. With advent of more settlers, a church was erected and dedicated at Pentecost, 1879.

In 1882, a public school was opened. In 1884, the church was enlarged and parsonage built.

In the pastorate (1901-02) of the Rev. C.O. Freeman, the present sanctuary was erected. The large modern wing was added in 1967.
 
Erected 1973 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14416.)
 
Location. 30° 18.571′ N, 97° 36.97′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8304 Decker Ln, Austin TX 78725, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Decker Swedish Evangelical Free Church and Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Site of Home of Reuben Hornsby (approx. 3.4 miles away); John Williams, Howell Hoggett, William Atkinson, Daniel Hornsby (approx. 3.4 miles away); Barr Mansion (approx. 3.5 miles
Decker United Methodist Church and Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 29, 2007
2. Decker United Methodist Church and Community Marker
away); Josephus Hornsby (approx. 3.7 miles away); Reuben Hornsby (approx. 3.8 miles away); Clayton Vocational Institute (approx. 3.8 miles away); Site of Fort Colorado (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Also see . . .  Decker United Methodist Church. (Submitted on December 20, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 802 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 20, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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