Taylor in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
First Presbyterian Church of Taylor
Trustees for the church purchased this property in March 1878, and a frame sanctuary was completed by Thanksgiving of that year. A school operated by the Rev. Mr. McMurray was located across the street.
The Rev. James P. Lyle was called as the churchís first full-time pastor in 1889. About a year later a home was built on the church property to house the pastorís family, but it was destroyed in a 1900 fire.
Denominational records began to refer to this congregation as First Presbyterian Church of Taylor in 1895, following the establishment of a Cumberland Presbyterian church the previous year. The two congregations were merged about 1910 and retained the First Presbyterian Church name. The need for a larger facility soon arose, and a new brick sanctuary was built in 1912–1913.
Erected 1989 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9092.)
Location. 30° 34.349′ N, 97° 24.642′ Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 W 6th St, Taylor TX 76574, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Christian Church of Taylor (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Taylor (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bill Pickett (about 600 feet away); Taylor Post Office (about 700 feet away); Preslar-Hewitt Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eikel-Prewitt Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Taylor Public Schools (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of Governor Dan Moody (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Taylor.
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