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Abilene in Taylor County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

James Winford Hunt

(July 9, 1875 – March 12, 1934)

 
 
James Winford Hunt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 21, 2014
1. James Winford Hunt Marker
Inscription. Born in present Oklahoma, James Winford Hunt grew up on the Texas high plains. A newspaper publisher for several years, he became a Methodist minister in 1903. While a pastor in Abilene, he convinced the Northwest Texas Conference of the Methodist Church to build a college in the town. The school, McMurry College, opened in 1923 with Dr. Hunt as president. Known widely for this writings and sermons, he became a successful Christian educator.
Texas Sesquicentennial    1836–1986

 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2740.)
 
Location. 32° 27.451′ N, 99° 43.457′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker can be reached from Cottonwood Street 0.1 miles north of N. 7th Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in the southern section of the Abilene Municipal Cemetery; the above directions are to the nearest cemetery entrance to the marker. Marker is in this post office area: Abilene TX 79601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Claiborne Walker Merchant (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Middlebrook Willis (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Double V" Memorial Flagpole
James Winford Hunt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 21, 2014
2. James Winford Hunt Marker
Marker next to burial places of Dr. Hunt and his wife, Mary,
in the Hunt Family plot
(about 600 feet away); Mount Zion Baptist Church (about 700 feet away); Abilene African-American Schools (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abilene Municipal Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abilene Negro High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morgan Jones (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abilene.
 
Also see . . .
1. James Winfred Hunt. From the Texas State Historical Association's "Texas Handbook Online". (Submitted on October 26, 2014.) 

2. McMurry University. From the Texas State Historical Association's "Texas Handbook Online". (Submitted on October 26, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Education
 
James Winford Hunt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 21, 2014
3. James Winford Hunt Marker
View to east
James Winford Hunt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 21, 2014
4. James Winford Hunt Marker
View to north
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 281 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 26, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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