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First Presbyterian Church of Huntsville

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, May 25, 2014
1. First Presbyterian Church of Huntsville Marker
Inscription. Organized by the Presbytery of the Brazos in June 1848, the First Presbyterian Church of Huntsville began with one elder and ten members. Early worship services were held in the county courthouse, the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and the chapel of Austin College.

Property at the corner of Thirteenth Street and Avenue K was purchased in 1855, and the congregation's first sanctuary was erected that year under the leadership of The Rev. Daniel Baker. It continued to serve the congregation until a larger structure was built in 1898-1899.

The growth of this church has paralleled the growth and development of Huntsville. Many of the city's civic leaders have been active in the congregation, which has also ministered to area college students through the years.

Land at this site was purchased in 1955, and a sanctuary was completed the following year. An educational wing was soon added to fill the needs of the growing Sunday School, and a new sanctuary was built in 1974-75. Throughout its history, the First Presbyterian Church of Huntsville has maintained an active outreach program to its community.
 
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8451.)
 
Location. 30° 42.832′ N, 95° 
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By Cosmos Mariner, May 25, 2014
2. First Presbyterian Church of Huntsville Marker (wide view)
33.632′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Texas, in Walker County. Marker is on 19th Street west of Avenue R, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1801 19th Street, Huntsville TX 77340, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Steamboat House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Margaret Moffette Lea Houston (approx. half a mile away); Woodland, Home of Sam Houston (approx. half a mile away); Law Office (Sam Houston) (approx. half a mile away); Old Main Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Austin College Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Peabody Library Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Presidents Tree (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
 
Also see . . .  First Presbyterian Church. (Submitted on December 6, 2017.)
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, May 25, 2014
3. First Presbyterian Church of Huntsville
 
 
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