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Christoval in Tom Green County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Christoval Baptist Church

Christoval Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, March 23, 2018
1. Christoval Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Settlement of this area began in the 1860s and increased in the 1870s and 1880s following the establishment of Fort Concho in nearby San Angelo. The town of Christoval began to develop by 1885.

The South Concho Baptist congregation was organized in 1889 with four charter members. The Rev. T.R. Leggett served as first pastor, and the congregation met in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, built by a group of citizens and used as a Union church. Located on a hill on the corner of present Church Street and Rudd Road, the Union church was the site of regular worship services, with various clergy officiating.

The name of the South Concho Baptist congregation was changed to Christoval Baptist Church in 1906. Four years later the membership voted to build its own facility, and an octagonal wooden tabernacle was erected.

In 1911, the first annual summer Christoval Baptist Encampment was held on the banks of the South Concho River. A new church building was dedicated in 1925 during the August camp meeting. Due to the financial strains of the Depression, the campground was sold in 1932. This church remains an important
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part of the Christoval community.
Erected 1989 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 850.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1889.
Location. 31° 11.379′ N, 100° 29.842′ W. Marker is in Christoval, Texas, in Tom Green County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street and Toe Nail Trail (Ranch to Market Road 2084), on the right when traveling east on Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20085 Toe Nail Trail, Christoval TX 76935, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Reunion Grounds (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christoval (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christoval United Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic Roadside Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of Mark Fury Ranch Stage Stand (approx. 8.6 miles away); Knickerbocker (approx. 9.3 miles away); Christopher Columbus Doty (approx. 9.3 miles away); Knickerbocker Schools (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Christoval.
Christoval Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, March 23, 2018
2. Christoval Baptist Church
View to south across Church Street
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 6, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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Dec. 10, 2023