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First Christian Church of Center

 
 
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Photographed By James Hulse, November 6, 2020
1. First Christian Church of Center Marker
Inscription.  

Formed in 1856, this congregation is one of the oldest in Shelby County. Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Day, Mr. and Mrs. George King, Major and Mrs. Alfred Truitt, Mr. and Mrs. Leggett, P.F. Southern, Council Billingsley, Alfred Padon, W.S. Dabney, and George Weaver were among its founders. Services were held in a house in Pleasant Grove community until a church building was erected in 1886. Initially led by lay members, the church called the Rev. W.L. Morrow as its first Pastor (1893). Built in 1905, the present sanctuary was moved to this site in 1930. In the fellowship now are several descendants of charter members.
 
Erected 1975 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7681.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1856.
 
Location. 31° 47.78′ N, 94° 10.788′ W. Marker is in Center, Texas, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Cora Street and Pecan Street, on the left when traveling north on Cora Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 Cora Street, Center TX 75935, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shelby County Courthouse (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Joseph Emmett Gibson (about 700 feet away); C.S.A. Texas Muster (about 800 feet away); Shelby County (about 800 feet away); Fairview Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Poultry Pioneers Plaza (approx. 1.1 miles away); Martin McCoy Middleton (approx. 1.1 miles away); Malcolm S. Weaver (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Center.
 
First Christian Church of Center and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 6, 2020
2. First Christian Church of Center and Marker
First Christian Church of Center and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 6, 2020
3. First Christian Church of Center and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 331 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 21, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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