Dresden United Methodist Church
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Dresden, Navarro County, Texas


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Dresden United Methodist Church

The Rev. James E. Ferguson (1824-76), Father of Texas Governor James Ferguson, was appointed in 1847 to Richland (Later Dresden), the first Methodist circuit in Navarro County. Ethan Melton (1793-1873), the founder of Dresden - which was "Richland" in his day - gave land for a school, cemetery, and the church. A log cabin meeting-house stood here in 1847. A storm razed that structure; fire another. The present building stands near the original land. This church helped Blooming Grove Mission become a full-fledged church and has also aided other congregations. (1977)

Location: FM 744, Blooming Grove, Texas




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