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Mims Chapel Methodist Church and Cemetery

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Jefferson, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 50' 1.03616000016", -94° 37' 4.86824000016"
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     This church was organized by pioneer area settlers before the Civil War. The first building here was a log structure known as the Rock Church because of a large nearby rock where early meetings were held. The church was later named Mims Chapel Methodist Church in honor of brothers John w. Mims (1829-1907) and Henry Mims (1839-1915), who were instrumental in securing this site for the congregation. Graves in the cemetery date from the 1870s and include prominent early community leaders. A schoolhouse here was in use until about 1906.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Mims Chapel Methodist Church and Cemetery Historical Marker Location Map, Jefferson, Texas

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