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DeBerry in Panola County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

DeBerry Baptist Church

 
 
DeBerry Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 6, 2020
1. DeBerry Baptist Church Marker
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This fellowship grew from the pioneer Bell-Fountain Baptist Church, which was organized prior to the Civil War. After a fire destroyed the Bell-Fountain Chapel in 1880, members started two separate congregations: Shady Grove and DeBerry. Land for construction of the first DeBerry sanctuary was donated by Holland Livingston Anderson. The Rev. T.A. Coleman served as the first pastor. Adjacent land and new facilities were added later as the church grew. For over a century DeBerry Baptist Church has led in service work and community development.
 
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10824.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
 
Location. 32° 18.078′ N, 94° 9.977′ W. Marker is in DeBerry, Texas, in Panola County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 31 and County Highway 3151, on the right when traveling north on Highway 31. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: De Berry TX 75639, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the
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crow flies. DeBerry (approx. ¼ mile away); Mt. Zion Cemetery (approx. 4.1 miles away); Bailey Anderson (approx. 4.9 miles away); Site of Bethany (approx. 8.6 miles away); The Respess Family and Respess Creek (approx. 10.2 miles away); Deadwood Cemetery (approx. 10.8 miles away); Jim Reeves (approx. 10.9 miles away); Old Panola County Jail (approx. 14.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in DeBerry.
 
Also see . . .  DeBerry, Texas. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on November 23, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
DeBerry Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 6, 2020
2. DeBerry Baptist Church and Marker
DeBerry Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 6, 2020
3. DeBerry Baptist Church and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 23, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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