Site of Epworth

Site of Epworth (HM1PUD)

Location: Hale Center, TX 79041 Hale County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 3.871', W 101° 50.712'

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(1883 - 1892)

— (1 ¼ miles southwest) —

First settlement in county. Established as a post office in 1884 by Horatio Graves of New York, a Methodist minister. Then only county resident, he planned to found religious colony here; named place for Epworth, England, birthplace of John Wesley, the founder of Methodism.
Graves carried the mail from Estacado; also sold supplies to settlers and XIT Ranch cowboys. In 1891 he moved his post office several miles and started New Epworth; but drouth caused site to be abandoned in 1893. The residents joined with those of Hale City to found Hale Center.
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HM NumberHM1PUD
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Marker Number4778
Year Placed1971
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, December 7th, 2015 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 237410 N 3772963
Decimal Degrees34.06451667, -101.84520000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 3.871', W 101° 50.712'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 3' 52.26" N, 101° 50' 42.72" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 702 I-27 Business, Hale Center TX 79041, US
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