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We are a congregation in the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.
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History of West Fork Presbyterian
West Fork Presbyterian Church was organized in 1870 by Rev. Andrew Shannon Hayter, one of the early settlers, along with P.A. Watson of the Grand Prairie-Arlington area.
You will find these names prominently displayed in both cities as early settlers on the area. Both men, along with family members, are buried in Watson Cemetery. The quiet community known as Watson no longer remains, but the little country church is still operating as a vigorous house of worship that brings the past to the future to worship God.
In its original location (the intersection of I-30 and Hwy 360), the church housed a Sabbath school that served many local youth and taught them not only about the Lord, but also to read and write. The church was moved to its present location from its original site in 1955 when the Dallas-Fort Worth Turnpike (now I-30) construction began. The acreage where the church now stands was formerly an orchard owned by the Santerre family, long-time members of the church. The impressive steeple was designed, built and installed in 1956 by Olen Wheeler, a church member and direct descendant of P.A. Watson.
West Fork Presbyterian Church is a unique historial landmark for all to see.