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Hallsville is a small satellite town of Tamworth located 12.5 km along the Manilla Road north of Tamworth. The suburb is part of the Moore Creek-Daruka-Tintinhull-Hallsville district, where settlement was historically known to start in the mid-1800s. Agriculture has been one of the major sources of livelihood in the area as well as grazing and crop production.
The town is named after John Hall who came to the area in 1877 with his wife Jane (née Gulliver) after they married in Maitland, NSW.
John was instrumental in establishing the Hallsville Methodist Church in 1894.
Hallsville Church History1878 Hallsville Sunday School was started by Mr John Hall in his home.
1880 News item from "Tamworth Observer": A Sunday School picnic was held at Hallsville on 24 May. There were 130 people present and the tables groaned under the weight of the food.
1894 May 1. Rev. C. Graham and his wife went out from Tamworth and met with the people of Hallsville. As a result, it was decided to hold a picnic and concert on May 24, Empire Day, to raise funds to build a Church.
1894 August. A committee decided to build the Church of timber instead of brick, as originally planned. September. A tender from a Mr Sneesby for £83/10/- was accepted. Arrangements for a bank overdraft of £50 were made.
1894 There is no record of the actual opening date.
1895 Organ purchased.
1898 Church lined and varnished by Mr J. C. Young, at a cost of £26/10/-.