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Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church

 
 
Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, July 10, 2016
1. Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Organized in 1860 during the Civil War era, this is one of the oldest active churches of Kaufman County. It was originally located at Mt. Olive Cemetery (1.5 mi. W) in a one-room log cabin which was also used for a school. The Rev. E. S. Colthorp served as the first pastor. The congregation moved here in 1896 to the growing railroad town of Scurry. The first building at this site, on land donated by D. L. Ford, was shared with other denominations and a school. A 2-story structure was built in 1918 and the present sanctuary was completed in 1968.
 
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8538.)
 
Location. 32° 31.171′ N, 96° 22.927′ W. Marker is in Scurry, Texas, in Kaufman County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 148 and County Route 4091, on the left when traveling west on Route 148. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8795 S FM 148, Scurry TX 75158, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kaufman Lodge No. 726, A.F. & A.M. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cottonwood Cemetery (approx. 4.3 miles away); Cottonwood Baptist Church
Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, July 10, 2016
2. Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church
(approx. 4.5 miles away); Kaufman County Indigent Cemetery (approx. 4.7 miles away); Kaufman County Poor Farm (approx. 4.9 miles away); Kaufman Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 5.5 miles away); Rosser Depot (approx. 5.8 miles away); First Christian Church of Kaufman (approx. 6.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Scurry.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on July 14, 2016.
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