“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Burnet in Burnet County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Naruna Baptist Church

Naruna Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 30, 2007
1. Naruna Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Naruna Baptist Church Settlers came to the Naruna area as early as the 1840s, and the town was named by its first postmaster, William M. Spitler, who came to Texas on the riverboat Naruna. Residents formed Providence Baptist Church in July 1877 under the leadership of Ira Reese. The congregation called its first minister in 1878 and later became part of Austin Baptist Association. Members held baptisms in Deer Creek and built a sanctuary in the early 1890S, sharing space with local Masons. The congregation changed its name to Naruna Baptist Church in 1932. Local population declined after the railroad bypassed the town, but the church continues to serve members through worship and charity work.
Erected 2003 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13164.)
Location. 30° 59.391′ N, 98° 19.013′ W. Marker is near Burnet, Texas, in Burnet County. Marker is on FM-1478 just from Dobyville Cemetery Rd., on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burnet TX 78611, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Naruna Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Wolf
Naruna Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 30, 2007
2. Naruna Baptist Church
(approx. 6.2 miles away); Dobyville Cemetery (approx. 6.2 miles away); Hancock Springs (approx. 9.1 miles away); Hostess House (approx. 9.1 miles away); Hancock Springs Bathhouse (approx. 9.1 miles away); Lake Victor Lodge No. 1011, A. F. & A. M. (approx. 9.3 miles away); Cook Cemetery (approx. 9.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Burnet.
Categories. Churches, Etc.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 765 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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