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
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 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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