Gray Community Church

Gray Community Church (HM1RDL)

Location: Perryton, TX 79070 Ochiltree County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 24.641', W 100° 48.124'

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Settlers established Gray, Beaver Co., Okla., in the 1900s. Rev. J. W. Duff of Enid, Okla., organized a church in Jan. 1915 and became the first minister. Lumber came from Liberal, Kan., and the Ladies Aid Society raised funds to buy an organ, pews, and carpeting. Revivals and a dedication on Oct. 3, 1915, increased membership from 11 to 122. The Santa Fe Railway built between Gray and Ochiltree, Texas in 1919, creating Perryton. Most houses and buildings were moved by horse and mule teams or steam tractors south to the new townsite. The town's only church remained and for decades was both a viable congregation and an attraction for travelers, with a blue neon cross declaring that "Jesus Saves." In 2002, members decided to move the church to Perryton.
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Marker Number18095
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 9:03pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 338422 N 4031009
Decimal Degrees36.41068333, -100.80206667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 24.641', W 100° 48.124'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 24' 38.46" N, 100° 48' 7.44" W
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Area Code(s)806
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 752-1298 N Main St, Perryton TX 79070, US
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