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Founding Site of First Baptist Church of Goliad

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, April 6, 2019
1. Founding Site of First Baptist Church of Goliad Marker
Inscription.  A group of twelve Baptists met under an oak tree one block west of the Goliad town square on this site in May 1849. The Rev. John Freeman Hillyer officiated at the meeting, during which the twelve organized the first Baptist church in the area. The charter members included the pastor's wife, Mary, and their children Ann and Hamilton B. Hillyer; Hillyer family slaves Jacob and Eliza; Pryor and Mary Lea; George Brightman and his daughter Emeline Russell; and William and Philania Crow. The group established membership in the Colorado Baptist Association by 1852. After fifty years of meeting in borrowed facilities, the congregation's first permanent home was erected in 1899. The First Baptist Church of Goliad continues to serve the area.
 
Erected 1999 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11896.)
 
Location. 28° 39.976′ N, 97° 23.639′ W. Marker is in Goliad, Texas, in Goliad County. Marker is on South Chilton Street north of West End Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is
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By Brian Anderson, April 6, 2019
2. Founding Site of First Baptist Church of Goliad
at or near this postal address: 238 South Chilton Street, Goliad TX 77963, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Goliad Advance-Guard (about 500 feet away); Bull Durham Tobacco Wall Advertisement (about 500 feet away); Goliad Lodge No. 94 A.F. & A.M. (about 500 feet away); Goliad Tornado of 1902 (about 500 feet away); John Mason Brewer (about 500 feet away); Goliad County Courthouse (about 600 feet away); The Hanging Tree (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goliad.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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