Chatfield United Methodist Church
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Chatfield, Navarro County, Texas


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Chatfield Farm to Market 1603, 12 mi N. of Corsicana in Chatfield, TX

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Chatfield United Methodist Church

In 1846, the Rev. J. E. Ferguson, whose son was to be a governor of Texas, preached to Methodist in this area. Robert Hodge, who founded Chatfield, built a brush arbor and let camp meetings be held at his spring. In 1858, he donated a site for a lodge hall, where all faiths worshiped for years. In 1886, Mr. and Mrs. Nail McMullan gave the Methodists a site for a church of their own. Peak membership came in 1896 under the Rev. George Clark. The original building was destroyed by a storm in 1937; the present one was completed in 1938. (1976)

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