September 4, 2013
One of my all time favorite things to do on a lazy weekend afternoon is to just drive and see where I end up. I always take my camera with me in case I see something that calls out to me. Had to stop and photograph this old church.
Texas Historical Landmark - First United Methodist Church of Royse City. This Fellowship, first known as "Methodist Episcopal Church South", was organized in 1887. The Rev. James McDugald (1884-1937) served as the first pastor. Soon the Rev, H.E.Smith (1847-1929) became the circuit rider for Royse City, Blackland, Fate and Mt. Zion. Services were held in a schoolhouse until 1890 when land on Church Street was aquired from R.A. McCasland for the first church building in Royse City. This structure erected in 1904, is on the property which also belonged to the McCasland family. ** Royse City is about 20 miles north-east from where I live.