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Lovell, Oklahoma 1889 / Lovell Christian Church 1911 - 1971

The Lovell Christian Church was built by area families on this site donated by the J.W. Lovell family. The first trustees were C.J. Gragg, G. I. Pollard and W. B. Young. The Church was chartered in May 1911 and dedicated July 11, 1911 with 200 in attendance. Pastors were primarily ministerial students from Phillips University Seminary (Enid, OK). the Church was closed in 1971. 50, 60, and 90 year anniversaries of the Church were celebrated in 1961, 1971, and 2001.

 

The town of Lovell was originally named Perth. ( U. S. Post Office established in May 1889). A Nearby Hamlet, Standard, merged with Perth in 1902 after a Santa Fe Railroad was built nearby. the Post office name was changed from to Perth to Lovell in February 1906 after James W. Lovell platted sites on his land for town expansion.

 

Oklahoma Historical Society

239-2001

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Taken on May 29, 2011