Location: 200 N. Dallas Street,
Rice, Navarro Co.,
Memorial Methodist Church
The Rev. William Vaughn
founded this church in 1874. The charter members were the families of J.
M. Bartlett, B. M. and Mrs. J. A. Clopton, L. B. and W. D. Haynie, W. M.
Holmes, J. M. Mitcham, E. E. and I. B. Sessions, and J. A. Ward. This
site was donated to the church by W. M. Rice, official of the Houston
and Texas Central Railroad and founder of Rice University, Houston. The
present building erected in 1908 and named in honor of Steward W. D.
Haynie, was dedicated in 1909 in the pastorate of the Rev. H. B. Henry,
by Bishop Seth Ward. (1976)