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Agate (1876, 5,458 feet) was originally known as Gebhard for local rancher Henry Gebhard and was renamed for the chalcedony agate stone found in the area. Another local legend has it that a large, A-frame gate at the townsite suggested the name for this town of around 400. The Agate Community Church (1921), northeast corner of 1st Avenue and Monroe Street, built by a Baptist congregation, is a one-story vernacular frame structure with stained glass windows and a gable roof crowned by a mock bell tower.

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Author: 
Thomas J. Noel

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