Williamson County

Built on the Rock, the Church doth stand…

Built on the Rock the Church doth stand,Even when steeples are falling;Crumbled have spires in every land,Bells still are chiming and calling,Calling the young and old to rest,But above all the soul distrest,Longing for rest everlasting. Constructed in 1890. Abandoned in the 1990s after the congregation disbanded. Lovingly and beautifully restored in 2019. Destroyed by …

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How Thrall, Texas Got its Name

Learned something new last night. Thrall, Texas was originally named Stiles Switch, after the Stiles family that owned a large ranch in the area. It was later re-named to honor the Rev. Homer Spellman Thrall, a Methodist pastor that the Stiles family admired. https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fth35

The Texas Synod (attempts to) expand into Coupland, Texas

In the last few weeks, I’ve started to get to the point where I’m finding connections everywhere between congregations that I’ve photographed and researched… connections I would have missed six or twelve months ago. Or at least supposed connections. Sometimes those turn into actual connections, though. Somewhere along the way, I ran into a reference …

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