[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Trinity United Presbyterian Church]

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Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Sherman, Texas. Text: In the 19th century, Protestant denominations began sending representatives into Texas to organize new churches. By 1850, the Cumberland Presbyterian Church had established seven congregations in Grayson County. The following year, the Rev. W.A. Provine led Sherman residents in organizing their own church, which began meeting in 1852 in the Masonic Lodge Hall, which was used by several local congregations. After subsequently using space at the Methodist church, the Cumberland congregation constructed its own sanctuary in 1872 on the northwest corner of Travis and Cherry Streets. Throughout the early years of the church's life, regular revivals played an important role.

In 1906, after almost a century of separation, the National Cumberland Presbyterian Church rejoined the Presbyterian Church (USA), and individual congregations were given the choice to follow suit. The Sherman church voted to rejoin but maintained its name, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, until 1909, when it became known as Grace Presbyterian Church. As the church's membership grew, it built additional and larger facilities at that same site over the next several decades. In 1921, the congregation voted to be known as Central Presbyterian Church, and in the early 1960s, as the congregation moved to a new site in northwest Sherman, the name changed again, to Trinity United Presbyterian Church.

Throughout its history, the congregation that began as Sherman's Cumberland Presbyterian Church emphasized youth, mission and benevolence programs at the local, national and international levels. These efforts continued after the church united in 1995 with Sherman's First Presbyterian Church, forming Covenant Presbyterian Church.

Creator(s): West, Carolyn Effie
Location(s): United States - Texas - Grayson County - Sherman
Creation Date: 2011-12/2012-03  
Partner(s):
Private Collection of Carolyn West
Collection(s):
Texas History Collection
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Total Uses: 32
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Date(s):
  • Creation: 2011-12/2012-03
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Grayson County - Sherman
Era
The Texas Frontier, 1846-1861
From 1850 to 2012
Description:

Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Sherman, Texas. Text: In the 19th century, Protestant denominations began sending representatives into Texas to organize new churches. By 1850, the Cumberland Presbyterian Church had established seven congregations in Grayson County. The following year, the Rev. W.A. Provine led Sherman residents in organizing their own church, which began meeting in 1852 in the Masonic Lodge Hall, which was used by several local congregations. After subsequently using space at the Methodist church, the Cumberland congregation constructed its own sanctuary in 1872 on the northwest corner of Travis and Cherry Streets. Throughout the early years of the church's life, regular revivals played an important role.

In 1906, after almost a century of separation, the National Cumberland Presbyterian Church rejoined the Presbyterian Church (USA), and individual congregations were given the choice to follow suit. The Sherman church voted to rejoin but maintained its name, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, until 1909, when it became known as Grace Presbyterian Church. As the church's membership grew, it built additional and larger facilities at that same site over the next several decades. In 1921, the congregation voted to be known as Central Presbyterian Church, and in the early 1960s, as the congregation moved to a new site in northwest Sherman, the name changed again, to Trinity United Presbyterian Church.

Throughout its history, the congregation that began as Sherman's Cumberland Presbyterian Church emphasized youth, mission and benevolence programs at the local, national and international levels. These efforts continued after the church united in 1995 with Sherman's First Presbyterian Church, forming Covenant Presbyterian Church.

Physical Description:

1 photograph : col. ; 3017 x 1894 px.

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Keyword(s): THC | plaques | historic markers
Partner:
Private Collection of Carolyn West
Collection:
Texas History Collection
Relation (References): [Photograph of Trinity United Presbyterian Church]
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: trinfirstpres1
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth256943
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image