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

First Presbyterian Church of Mabank

 
 
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By Rheba Bybee, July 30, 2016
1. First Presbyterian Church of Mabank Marker
Inscription. Organized on September 11, 1896, this church began as a small Cumberland Presbyterian congregation in the town of Lawndale (about 2 mi. E of the original Mabank townsite; now within its city limits). Worship services were held in the Lawndale Schoolhouse.

In 1900, when the Texas and New Orleans Railroad was built through this area, the town of Mabank was created on the rail line. The citizens of Lawndale relocated to the new townsite. Baptists constructed the first church building in Mabank, which the Presbyterian congregation also used until 1903, when a frame sanctuary was completed under the leadership of the Rev. Newton P. Patterson. The name was changed to First Presbyterian Church, USA, of Mabank in 1904.

During the depression of the 1930s the church experienced a period of inactivity. By the 1940s, however, the congregation was reorganized. The construction of a nearby lake in the 1960s brought economic revitalization and increased population to the area. The membership of First Presbyterian Church grew as a result, and the congregation called its first full-time pastor in 1977. It continues to serve the community with a variety of programs.
 
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8513.)
 
Location.
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By Rheba Bybee, July 30, 2016
2. First Presbyterian Church of Mabank
32° 22.056′ N, 96° 6.114′ W. Marker is in Mabank, Texas, in Kaufman County. Marker is at the intersection of West Mount Vernon Street and North 3rd Street, on the left when traveling east on West Mount Vernon Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 W Mount Vernon St, Mabank TX 75147, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roddy Lodge No. 734, A.F. & A.M. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church of Mabank (about 800 feet away); Mabank (approx. 0.7 miles away); White Hall School (approx. 2.8 miles away); Baker Cemetery (approx. 6.5 miles away); Capt. Edward Thomas Broughton and the Johnson Guards (approx. 7.8 miles away); Prairieville (approx. 7.8 miles away); Kemp (approx. 9.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mabank.
 
Also see . . .  Frst Presbyterian Church of Mabank Texas. (Submitted on August 4, 2016.)
 
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By Rheba Bybee, July 30, 2016
3. First Presbyterian Church of Mabank
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By Rheba Bybee, July 30, 2016
4. First Presbyterian Church of Mabank
 
 
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