Details for Jackson Ranch Church (Atlas Number 5215002706)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5215002706

Data

Marker Number 2706
Atlas Number 5215002706
Marker Title Jackson Ranch Church
Index Entry Jackson Ranch Church
Address US 281
City Pharr
County Hidalgo
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 581618
UTM Northing 2886135
Subject Codes Methodist (Methodist Episcopal and United Methodist) denomination; ranches/ranching; churches
Marker Year 1983
Designations
Marker Location US 281, south side, just east of the intersection with S. Veterans Blvd. (I Road)
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text This fellowship was founded in 1874 by the Rev. Alexander H. Sutherland (1848-1911), an early Methodist missionary, on Juan Manuel de La Vina's El Capote Ranch. In 1883 the congregation began meeting near this site on the Jackson Ranch when owner Martin Jackson donated the land. He later built a small chapel for their use. In 1910 most of the church members moved to the new city of McAllen, and only a few families continued to worship here. As one of the first Protestant congregations in Hidalgo County, this church has continued to serve area residents. (1983)