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Zephyr in Brown County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Zephyr Gospel Tabernacle

 
 
Zephyr Gospel Tabernacle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
1. Zephyr Gospel Tabernacle Marker
Inscription. In 1898 John N. Coffey (1847-1919) and John Schwalm (1825-1900) deeded this site for a community tabernacle. Townspeople donated labor and material to erect this open air shelter and to rebuild it after damage from a 1909 cyclone that devastated Zephyr. Many towns in Texas once had tabernacles like this for summer church revivals, political rallies, and social events. The Zephyr Home Demonstration Club led community restoration of this structure in 1976.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1976

 
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5949.)
 
Location. 31° 40.49′ N, 98° 47.555′ W. Marker is in Zephyr, Texas, in Brown County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 218 and County Road 281, on the left when traveling east on Road 218. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Zephyr TX 76890, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Original Location of Zephyr (a few steps from this marker); Zephyr Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Baptist Church of Zephyr (approx. 0.4 miles away); Zephyr Cemetery
Zephyr Gospel Tabernacle and<br>Original Locaton of Zephyr Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
2. Zephyr Gospel Tabernacle and
Original Locaton of Zephyr Markers
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Walter U. Early (approx. 10.1 miles away); Mullin United Methodist Church (approx. 11 miles away); Site of the Settlement of Williams Ranch (approx. 11.2 miles away); Heflin Cemetery (approx. 14.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zephyr.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Disasters
 
View to Northeast Along Farm-to-Market Road 218 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
3. View to Northeast Along Farm-to-Market Road 218
Tabernacle and marker are located at the northeast corner of the intersection of FM 218 and CR 281
Zephyr Gospel Tabernacle image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
4. Zephyr Gospel Tabernacle
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 15, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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