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PRAIRIE POINT CHURCH AND CEMETERY
PIONEER AREA SETTLERS MET IN
1855 TO ORGANIZE A METHODIST
EPISCOPAL CHURCH, SOUTH. FIVE YEARS
LATER, THE CONGREGATION BUILT A
SANCTUARY AT THIS SITE ON LAND
DONATED BY CHARTER MEMBER
ZACHARIAH WESTBROOK(1809-1878) AND
HIS WIFE, MARY(AGNEW)(1813-1896).
THE WESTBROOK'S DONATION ALSO
INCLUDED THE ORIGINAL TRACT OF THE
ADJACENT CEMETERY. THE EARLIEST
MARKED GRAVE THERE IS FOR A.J.
MORGAN, WHO DIED IN 1871. PRAIRIE
POINT METHODIST CHURCH DISBANDED
IN 1910, BUT THE BUILDING CONTINUES
IN USE AS A COMMUNITY CENTER
FOR THE SURROUNDING RURAL AREA.

TEXAS SESQUICENTENNIAL 1836-1986

Added by: David Richards
1/06/2006

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