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Near Woodson in Young County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Murray Methodist Church

 
 
Murray Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
1. Murray Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. When early pioneer Thomas Price purchased land in the old Fish Creek community in 1874, he found an abandoned log cabin which, along with his neighbors, he repaired and designated for use as a church. Early settlers, regardless of denominational preferences, worshiped together in the cabin.
†††††The Fish Creek Methodist Society was organized in 1886, and a circuit riding minister from the Throckmorton district served the little church. When the membership outgrew the cabin, services were held in a nearby school from 1893 until it burned in 1897. A new school was built, and the church met there until 1907.
†††††The Fish Creek community became known as Murray when a new post office was established with that name. In 1907, the W.L. Chandler family donated land to the church, two miles west of the original log cabin site. The church, formerly known as the Methodist Episcopal Church South of Fish Creek, was called Chandler Chapel for a short time, then renamed Murray Methodist Church. A church building was erected, featuring many interior fixtures donated by members of the congregation. The church continues to be a vital part of the community.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836–1986

 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3540.)
 
Location.
Murray Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
2. Murray Methodist Church
33° 3.383′ N, 98° 53.783′ W. Marker is near Woodson, Texas, in Young County. Marker can be reached from Farm to Market Road 209 west of Farm to Market Road 578, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Graham TX 76450, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tyra Graveyard - Murray Community Cemetery (approx. 2Ĺ miles away); Proffitt Cemetery (approx. 8.9 miles away); Proffitt Cemetery Veterans (approx. 9 miles away); Common Grave (approx. 9 miles away); In Memory of Proffitt, Carlton, and Johnson (approx. 9 miles away); Indian Raid on Elm Creek, C.S.A. (approx. 9 miles away); Military Road (Fort Belknap - Fort Phantom Hill) (approx. 11.1 miles away); Military Road (Fort Belknap - San Antonio) (approx. 11.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Murray, TX. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on April 3, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers
 
View to West on Farm-to-Market Road 209 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
3. View to West on Farm-to-Market Road 209
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 3, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 3, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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