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First Presbyterian Church of Maysfield



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Marker TitleFirst Presbyterian Church of Maysfield
AddressFM 485 N & CR 254
Location.
CityMaysfield
Year Marker Erected1973
Designationsn/a
Text on MarkerOrganized in August 1873 by the Rev. Levi Tenney (1823-1907), with nine members. One of two original ruling elders was early settler T. N. Mayes (1812-1891), donor of townsite of Maysfield, which was named for him. The congregation erected this building, its first, in 1883; it was dedicated in 1884 by Dr. S. A. King of Waco. The first resident pastor (1886) was the Rev. J. K. P. Newton (1843-1898). This church has furnished three ministers to Arkansas, Georgia, and Texas Presbyteries: The Rev. Henry M. Bailey, Dr. C. Edgar Newton, and the Rev. James W. Newton.
SourceTexas Historical Commission's Texas Historic Sites Atlas Database - July 2003

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