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FRIBERG-COOPER, TEXAS

Wichita County, Texas Panhandle / Central Texas North

On FM 171 and Friberg Rd
About 6 miles N of Wichita Falls
2 miles to Cashion

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Friberg-Cooper Methodist Church
FM 171 & Friberg Rd

Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2015
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Friberg-Cooper Methodist Church

This congregation first gathered to worship in local farmer A. W. Friberg's granary in 1896, using hay bales as seats. Largely due to the generosity of the Carey, Andree, and Friberg families, the congregation was able to build its first sanctuary, the Friberg Methodist Episcopal Church, here in 1902, naming it after charter members John and Mary Friberg. After the structure burned in 1938, the present sanctuary was built around the original cornerstone. A merger with Cooper Methodist congregation in 1947 strengthened the church, which remains a focal point of this rural community.
(1991)
TX - Friberg-Cooper Methodist Church historical marker
Friberg-Cooper Methodist Church historical marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2015
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Site of Friberg School

Friberg School was created in 1895 to serve families in this area. By 1896 students attended classes in a granary owned by Will Friberg; the following year John Friberg donated land here and a 2-room schoolhouse was erected. The school also served as a community gathering place, and by 1922 increased enrollment led to the addition of a third room. Upper level students began attending Wichita Falls High School in 1931, and in 1956 Clay County's Thornberry School consolidated with Friberg. After a 1969 fire left only the cafeteria intact, Friberg School closed.
1993
TX Friberg School historicl marker
Site of Friberg School historical marker
on FM 171 & Friberg Rd
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2015
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TX Friberg School historicl marker
Building across from Friberg-Cooper Methodist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2015
TX - Friberg- Cooper road sign
Friberg- Cooper road sign
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2015

Friberg, Texas Area Towns:
Wichita Falls | Burkburnett
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