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Levelland in Hockley County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fifth Street Missionary Baptist Church

 
 
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By Larry D. Moore, August 4, 2019
1. Fifth Street Missionary Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  In 1921, thirteen area residents, under the leadership of a Rev. Curry, organized a congregation, originally known as First Missionary Baptist Church. This was the first church in the newly established Hockley City (now Levelland), and many early pioneers and leaders were members. Members completed a church building in 1926 at this location. The church's first ordained minister was B.E. Gunn, who also served as the town's first postmaster. Since its founding, members have been involved in missions. The church's rich history has also included activities such as maintaining a food pantry, preparing community meals and packing charity boxes for orphans.
 
Erected 2008 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14065.)
 
Location. 33° 35.309′ N, 102° 22.809′ W. Marker is in Levelland, Texas, in Hockley County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Street and Avenue J, on the right when traveling west on 5th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1009 5th Street, Levelland TX 79336, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 10 miles
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By Larry D. Moore, August 4, 2019
2. Fifth Street Missionary Baptist Church Marker Area
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City of Levelland (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hockley County Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); Hockley County (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Spade Ranch (approx. 10 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2019, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2019, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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