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Kress in Swisher County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

United Methodist Church of Kress

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
1. United Methodist Church of Kress Marker
Inscription. Organized 1906 at Wright (4 mi. NE), this church was relocated in 1907 when the Santa Fe Railway bypassed Wright, founding Kress. With their own hands, members built the first section of this sanctuary (1908), sharing its use with other faiths. The bell on the lawn originally hung in a steeple, and rang for special events as well as worship. The church structure -- remodeled, greatly enlarged, and enhanced by memorial windows -- now forms a local landmark. Lay leaders and four ministers have come from this congregation.
 
Erected 1977 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5600.)
 
Location. 34° 22.075′ N, 101° 44.746′ W. Marker is in Kress, Texas, in Swisher County. Marker is on East 2nd Street east of Nicholson Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 East 2nd Street, Kress TX 79052, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kress Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Liberty Community and Finney Switch (approx. 7.5 miles away); First Baptist Church of Claytonville (approx. 9.3 miles away); Rose Hill Cemetery
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By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
2. United Methodist Church of Kress Marker
(approx. 10.7 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 10.9 miles away); JA Ranch Cabin (approx. 11.6 miles away); Swisher County (approx. 11.7 miles away); a different marker also named Swisher County (approx. 11.7 miles away).
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
3. United Methodist Church of Kress Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of Church and memorial windows. • Can you help?
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