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

First Baptist Church

Of Jacksboro

 
 
First Baptist Church Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. Blakelylaw, March 9, 2013
1. First Baptist Church Historical Marker
Inscription. United States soldiers still manned nearby Fort Richardson when this church was organized with seven charter members in 1875. The congregation met in the Masonic Lodge hall and county courthouse before erecting their first church building in 1889. One pastor, the Rev. Rice C. Farmer, was largely responsible for the location of the North Texas Baptist College in Jacksboro, 1891-1897. The second church building was erected in 1906, the third in 1928-1931, and the present facility in 1959. The Rev. Alvin R. Bilberry (b. 1885) served the longest term as pastor here, 1925-1952.
 
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1640.)
 
Location. 33° 13.164′ N, 98° 9.618′ W. Marker is in Jacksboro, Texas, in Jack County. Marker is at the intersection of West Archer Street and North Knox Street, on the right when traveling west on West Archer Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksboro TX 76458, United States of America.
 
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First Baptist Church Of Jacksboro image. Click for full size.
By M. Blakelylaw, March 9, 2013
2. First Baptist Church Of Jacksboro
First Baptist Church Of Jacksboro image. Click for full size.
By M. Blakelylaw, March 9, 2013
3. First Baptist Church Of Jacksboro
First Baptist Church Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By M. Blakelylaw, March 9, 2013
4. First Baptist Church Cornerstone
 
 
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