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

Mount Gilead Baptist Church

 
 
Mount Gilead Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
1. Mount Gilead Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. The organizational meeting for this congregation was held in October 1917 by the Rev. A. Wilson. Although early problems plagued the fellowship and many members left the church, a successful cotton harvest in September 1919 attracted more people to Lubbock, which helped increase membership in the church. Mt. Gilead has been host to the West Texas Association of Baptist Churches and has long promoted programs of music and evangelism. Believed to be Lubbock's oldest black congregation, Mt. Gilead maintains a significant role of leadership in the community.
 
Erected 1984 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3491.)
 
Location. 33° 34.266′ N, 101° 49.812′ W. Marker is in Lubbock, Texas, in Lubbock County. Marker is at the intersection of Fir Avenue and East 26th Street, on the right when traveling south on Fir Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2512 Fir Avenue, Lubbock TX 79404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. F W & D South Plains Railway Depot (approx. 0.9 miles away); Buddy Holly Historical Marker (approx. 0.9 miles away); Buddy Holly (approx.
Mount Gilead Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
2. Mount Gilead Baptist Church Marker
0.9 miles away); City of Lubbock Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Colonel T. S. Lubbock / Texas in the Civil War (approx. 1.3 miles away); First Methodist Church of Lubbock (approx. 1.5 miles away); Lubbock High School (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Buddy Holly (approx. 1.8 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Lubbock.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Mount Gilead Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
3. Mount Gilead Baptist Church
 
 
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