Paris in Lamar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Robert Cooke Buckner
(January 3, 1833 - April 9, 1919)
A new church building was erected here, and through his guidance, the congregation grew. First Baptist “Ladies Aid” group in Texas was founded here, 1861.
In 1873, Dr. Buckner resigned to edit the publication “Religious Messenger.” In 1877, he led in founding a Baptist orphans home. Under a large, shady oak, he gave the first dollar for the Dallas home, which, on the base he laid, has grown today into the well-known Buckner “Benevolences.”
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 8185.)
Location. 33° 39.583′ N, 95° 33.265′ W. Marker is in Paris, Texas, in Lamar County. Marker is at the intersection of South Church Street and East Kaufman Street, on the left when traveling south on South Church Street. Touch for map. Marker located at northwest corner of the First Baptist Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 South Church Street, Paris TX 75460, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other First Baptist Church of Paris (a few steps from this marker); Paris Fire Department (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Presbyterian Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Paris Public Schools (about 700 feet away); The Paris Fire, 1916 (approx. 0.2 miles away); John James Culbertson (approx. 0.2 miles away); First National Bank of Paris (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lamar County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
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1. Robert Cooke Buckner.
Baptist minister and founder of Buckner Baptist Children's Home, son of Rev. Daniel and Mary (Hampton) Buckner, was born on January 3, 1833, in Madisonville, Tennessee. He attended Somerset Seminary in Cleveland, Tennessee, and Georgetown College in Kentucky. He was ordained a Baptist minister at the age of seventeen. He pastored churches in Albany, Owensboro, and Salvisa, Kentucky, before moving to Paris, Texas, in 1859. While in Albany, he married Vienna Long, on June 7, 1854. The couple had seven children. (Submitted on November 29, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Dr. Robert Cooke Buckner.
Founded out of concern for dependent, orphaned children, the Buckner Oprhan Home opened in 1879 under the guidance of the Rev. Robert Cooke Buckner. Originally known as Buckner Orphan's (Submitted on November 29, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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