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Nacogdoches in Nacogdoches County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Old North Church

 
 
Site of Old North Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, April 3, 2010
1. Site of Old North Church Marker
Inscription. First known as Union Church as several denominations joined here to worship as early as 1836. Organized in 1838. A small log church was completed that year on ten acres donated by Dr. John M. Sparks. The present structure dates from 1859. In its graveyard rest many of the leading Anglo-American settlers of Nacogdoches County.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 9301.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 31° 40.074′ N, 94° 39.456′ W. Marker is in Nacogdoches, Texas, in Nacogdoches County. Marker is on County Road 205 south of County Road 202, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nacogdoches TX 75961, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old North Church Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Nacogdoches County (approx. 1.3 miles away); Alton W. Birdwell (approx. 3.1 miles away); Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College During World War II (approx. 3.3 miles away); Site of the Home of Thomas J. Rusk
Old North Church and "Under This Tree" Markers image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, April 3, 2010
2. Old North Church and "Under This Tree" Markers
(approx. 3.4 miles away); Site of the Home of Juan Antonio Padilla (approx. 3.9 miles away); Westminster Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); La Calle Real del Norte (approx. 3.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Nacogdoches.
 
Additional comments.
1. "Under This Tree" marker
Hurricane Rita, in 2005, brought down the old oak tree mentioned in "Under This Tree" marker. It's remains are still there.
    — Submitted April 20, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas.

 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
Old North Church image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, April 3, 2010
3. Old North Church
"Under This Tree" image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, April 3, 2010
4. "Under This Tree"
The first Baptist prayer meeting was organized in 1835 by Aunt Massy Sparks Millard. Isaac Reed in 1835 preached the first Baptist sermon. Isaac Reed and Elder R.G. Green organized the first Baptist church in the State of Texas the first Sunday in 1838, the church known today as Old North Church. The First Protestant school in Texas was taught in a one room log house in the shadows of the old oak tree. Remember God alone can make a tree.
 
 
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