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Waco in McLennan County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Speegleville Baptist Church

Speegleville Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Hoch, January 29, 2020
1. Speegleville Baptist Church Marker

Founded in the home of early settler and community namesake Israel Washington Speegle, this historic congregation formally organized in 1850 as Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. It was renamed Speegleville Baptist Church after the members joined with Greenwood Baptist Church in 1883. Part-time pastors and dedicated lay members have led the congregation throughout its history, Sunday School, a summer revival with Baptisms in Speegleville Creek, music, worship and community outreach are counted among the ministries and programs of the Speegleville Church. The congregation has relocated over the years to accommodate the building and enlargement of Lake Waco.
Erected 2001 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12585.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
Location. 31° 33.023′ N, 97° 16.888′ W. Marker is in Waco, Texas, in McLennan County. Marker is on Speegle Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map.
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 469 Speegle Road, Woodway TX 76712, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Willow Grove Community Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bosque River Crossing of the 1841 Texan Santa Fe Expedition (approx. 4.3 miles away); Central Christian Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Congregation Agudath Jacob (approx. 4.9 miles away); Central Presbyterian Church (approx. 5 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Waco (approx. 5.1 miles away); Waco Lodge No. 92, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 5.4 miles away); Cobbs-Walker Cemetery (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waco.
Also see . . .  Speegleville Baptist Church. (Submitted on March 12, 2020, by Kevin Hoch of Waco, Texas.)
Speegleville Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Hoch, January 29, 2020
2. Speegleville Baptist Church and Marker
The marker can be seen here in the church's parking lot.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 29, 2020, by Kevin Hoch of Waco, Texas. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 29, 2020, by Kevin Hoch of Waco, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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