Details for Watson Chapel Methodist Church

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5351011140


Marker Number 11140
Atlas Number 5351011140
Marker Title Watson Chapel Methodist Church
Index Entry Watson Chapel Methodist Church
City Bleakwood
County Newton
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 422258
UTM Northing 3394226
Subject Codes eccesiastical buildings; churches; Methodist (Methodist Episcopal and United Methodist) denomination
Marker Year 1972
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1 mi S of Bleakwood on SH 87
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text On 5-acre site given by George Adams (1842-1906), this church has been in continuous use since its construction in 1883 by men of community. According to tradition, a man named Watson financed the project. Square nails were used. Heart pine lumber for structure was shipped by steamboat on the Sabine River from Orange to town of Salem, then hauled by ox-teams to this site. Belfry and Sunday School rooms were added later. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1972

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