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

First Baptist Church of Baird

 
 
First Baptist Church of Baird Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 8, 2015
1. First Baptist Church of Baird Marker
Inscription. Organized in 1881 with nine charter members, this was the first Baptist church founded in the new town of Baird. Elder G.P. Johnson led worship services until the Rev. L.S. Knight was called as the first full-time pastor. After meeting in the town schoolhouse for a few years, a church building was completed at this site in 1889, and the first parsonage was built in 1892. The congregation continued to grow and produced several ministers from its membership. Active in mission work, the church has been a vital part of community life in Baird.
 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1610.)
 
Location. 32° 23.6′ N, 99° 23.824′ W. Marker is in Baird, Texas, in Callahan County. Marker is at the intersection of Race Street and W. 3rd Street (Farm to Market Road 18), on the right when traveling south on Race Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 240 Race St, Baird TX 79504, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camp Pecan C.S.A. / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense (approx. 0.2 miles away); Callahan County War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Callahan County (approx.
First Baptist Church of Baird Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 8, 2015
2. First Baptist Church of Baird Marker
Marker is located near church entrance
0.2 miles away); Historic National Bankhead Highway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Callahan County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pioneers (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Callahan Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Baby Treaty Oak (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baird.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
First Baptist Church of Baird image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 8, 2015
3. First Baptist Church of Baird
View to west across Race Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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