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    STEWARDS MILL, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    Freestone County, North Central Texas / East Texas
    FM 833 and FM 2547
    7 Miles N of Fairfield
    About 30 Miles S of Corsicana

    Population: 022 (2000)

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    Stewards Mill Store, 1869 - Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2004
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    History in a Pecan Shell

    The town’s namesake was South Carolinian Washington Steward, owner of the area’s first gristmill. Settlement was 1849. Dr. James I. Bonner opened a general in 1867 and a post office was granted in 1872. The post office closed in 1914 and mail was routed through Kirvin.

    The population was just 55 in the late 1930s and by the late 60s it had declined to a mere 22. That number continues to be used on the state map in 2008. Today only a few houses remain along with a church and cemetery. The store became a Texas historic landmark in 1964, and the church in 1965.
    Stewards Mill Tx Harmony Church
    Harmony Church
    Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2004
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    Historical Marker Text

    Harmony Church

    This historic sanctuary is one of the oldest church buildings in Freestone County. People of the Stewards Mill community held church services in private homes or in the schoolhouse prior to its construction. On Oct. 7, 1876, the Awalts, Bonners, Robinsons, Stewards, Watsons and others met to form an organization to erect a church building to be used by different denominations on different days. On Dec. 9, 1876, Rev. Thomas Joel Bonner preached the first sermon in the newly built church, and afterwards the Texas Presbytery of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church organized here. The front-gabled rectangular plan church features board and batten siding and paired entry doors with transom lights.
    Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1965
    Historical Marker Text

    Stewards Mill Store, 1869

    In settlement begun 1849 at Washington Steward's grist mill-- only one in area. Later had post office, brick plant, sawmill and county's first phone exchange. Still owned by heirs of early partner. Doorstep is original millstone. 1964 fixtures include first counters, bins, cabinets.
    Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1964
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