Details for James Winford Hunt

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5441002740


Marker Number 2740
Atlas Number 5441002740
Marker Title James Winford Hunt
Index Entry Hunt, James Winford
Address 10th & Cottonwood St.
City Abilene
County Taylor
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 431955
UTM Northing 3591356
Subject Codes educational topics; newspapers; religious leaders
Marker Year 1986
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location Southeast corner of 10th & Cottonwood -Abilene (Masonic Cemetery, enter from Cottonwood, make right at first block, follow paved road about 1/2 block, marker will be on left next to road)
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size grave marker
Marker Text Born in present Oklahoma, James Winford Hunt grew up on the Texas High Plains. A newspaper publisher for several years, he became a Methodist minister in 1903. While a pastor in Abilene, he convinced the Northwest Texas Conference of the Methodist Church to build a college in the town. The school, McMurry College, opened in 1923 with Dr. Hunt as president. Known widely for his writings and sermons, he became a successful Christian educator. Texas Sesquincentennial 1836-1986.

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