Nazareth, Texas
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 34° 32.711 W 102° 06.118
13S E 765946 N 3826423
Quick Description: Nazareth, a small farming community, is in east central Castro County at the intersection of State Highway 86 and Farm Road 168, fifty-eight miles south of Amarillo. Nazareth IS the Land of the Bible....
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 9/4/2020 7:30:18 AM
Waymark Code: WM132W3
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
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Long Description:

County of town: Castro County
Location of town: central to county; crossroads of TX-86 & FM-168
County if SW in Texas Panhandle
City hall location: 2nd St. & St. Joseph St., Nazareth
Elevation: 3,760 ft (1,150 m)
Population: 309 (2013)

"History in a Pecan Shell
The town was named by Catholic priest Joseph Reisdorff, who recruited settlers by advertising in Midwestern German Catholic newspapers.

"He and a core of four farmers moved to the future town in 1902. A post office was opened the following year the community built its Catholic church. The town had seventy-one residents by 1904 - the year Nazareth was platted. The community's cemetery was (consecrated in 1906) was the only one for miles.

"The population grew to 50 by 1914 and to 150 people by 1927.

"Dust storms hit the area in the 30s and the population dropped back to fifty. By the time America entered WWII the population was back up to 200.

"The population dropped to about 75 in 1955, then rose to 275 ten years later. The town remains primarily a Catholic community." ~ Texas Escapes

MATHEW 2:19-23: "19 But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying,
20 'Rise, take the child and his mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the child’s life are dead.'
21 And he rose and took the child and his mother, and went to the land of Israel.
22 But when he heard that Archelaus reigned over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there, and being warned in a dream he withdrew to the district of Galilee.
23 And he went and dwelt in a city called Nazareth, that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled, 'He shall be called a Nazarene.'" ~ KJV

Bible verse: John 1:45

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