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.
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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