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

First Baptist Church of Texas City

 
 
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By Jim Evans, February 9, 2012
1. First Baptist Church of Texas City Marker
Inscription. On March 16, 1905, five Texas City residents met for worship and Bible study. The Rev. D.L. Griffith assisted them in founding Texas City's First Baptist Church. The Rev. W.C. Ponder served as pastor for the first decade, during which time services were held in private homes. The growing congregation met at different sites until the early 1950s, when it built a sanctuary at this site. During its first 100 years, the congregation endured the 1915 hurricane, the Great Depression and the 1947 Texas City disaster. Through hardships and hard work the church persevered, and today it continues in service to its community through a variety of programs and missions.
 
Erected 2005 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13227.)
 
Location. 29° 23.635′ N, 94° 54.933′ W. Marker is in Texas City, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 9th Avenue North (State Highway FM 1764) and 15th Street N, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located in the parking lot south of the church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1400 9th Ave N, Texas City TX 77590, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Texas City (approx. 0.3 miles
First Baptist Church of Texas City image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, February 9, 2012
2. First Baptist Church of Texas City
away); Sociedad Mutualista Mexicana in Texas City (approx. 0.9 miles away); Booker T. Washington School (approx. one mile away); Anchor from Freighter Grand Camp (approx. 1.4 miles away); Texas City Dike (approx. 1.4 miles away); First Aero Squadron (approx. 1.4 miles away); William Jefferson Jones (approx. 1.4 miles away); Shoal Point and Half Moon Shoal Lighthouse (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Texas City.
 
Also see . . .  First Baptist Church of Texas City. (Submitted on February 16, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 379 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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