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Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church

 
 
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By Richard Denney, April 21, 2015
1. Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. According to local tradition this site was used by area slaves for gathering purposes. Silvie Story, William Hill, Martha Young, Paulie Johnson, Grant McBride, and Martha J. Hill organized this church in 1864 with the help of the Rev. Joshua Brice. Early baptisms took place in the Colorado River. By 1900 the congregation consisted of about 20 members. The C. M. Rogers family deeded 9 acres to the church in the early 1900s. An educational facility was built in 1976 and a new sanctuary in 1988. The congregation continues to provide worship and educational services for the community.
 
Erected 1995 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9235.)
 
Location. 30° 11.308′ N, 97° 25.292′ W. Marker is in Bastrop, Texas, in Bastrop County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 969 0.4 miles north of Farm to Market Road 61, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1430 FM 969, Bastrop TX 78602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wilbarger's Bend (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bluff Trail Overlook (approx. 3.3 miles away); Site of the Home of Col. Robert M. Coleman
Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 21, 2015
2. Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church Marker
(approx. 3.6 miles away); George Self (approx. 5 miles away); Joseph J. Manor Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away); David Crawford Edmiston (approx. 5 miles away); James Euwin Edmiston (approx. 5 miles away); Union Lee Baptist Church (approx. 5.9 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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