(October 4, 1768 - March 5, 1857)Frontier minister; friend of Stephen F. Austin, father of Texas. A circuit rider in Missouri Conference, Methodist Church, Mr. Stevenson in 1815 made a pastoral trip to Pecan Point, home of Claiborne Wright, member of newly-arrived Anglo-American colony on Texas side of the Red River. Records indicate that his preaching to Wright and friends in 1815 constituted the first Protestant sermons ever given in Texas, then part of Catholic "New Spain." He thus established a beachhead for religious freedom in Texas at this point of entry.
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|Placed By||State Historical Survey Committee|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, August 15th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 309783 N 3720950|
|Decimal Degrees||33.61136667, -95.05031667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 36.682', W 95° 3.019'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 36' 40.92" N, 95° 3' 1.14" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 114 Walnut St, Clarksville TX 75426, US|
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