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Graham, Texas

History

Graham Chapel Methodist Church. Organized 1915. Pastor, the Rev. T. C. Willett, rode bicycle from Tahoka to preach here. Church met for two years in Graham School building, then in Gossett School building, which it bought in 1930. Moved here, structure has been enlarged. Historical Marker text, 1969.

Graham Church of Christ. In 1908, Settler J. I. Wilbourn, aided by church in Fluvanna, arranged for earliest Church of Christ services in Graham. Organized September 21, 1908, with Elders J. F. Maxey and Wilbourn, Graham Church is now ministering to fourth generation of membership. Historical Marker text, 1969.

Site of Graham School.  Second school in the county. Established in 1904 as Graham Chapel School; named for local settler Newt Graham. A school was built on land given by Joe McMahon. Early trustees: McMahon, J. F. Maxey, and J. I. Wilburn. Second building was erected 1915. Upon consolidation with Gossett School in 1930, a brick building was constructed here and named Graham School. It had first gymnasium in the county. It consolidated 1957 with Post School. The building was used as a community center 1959-1963, and was then razed; the present building was erected in 1964. Historical Marker text, 1969.

Marker locations: from Post, take US 380 about 4 miles West to FM 399, take FM 399 South about 2 miles to Graham.  Map, above, gives approximate location.

Location

Post, TX 33° 8' 7.638" N, 101° 28' 10.8768" W