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Grapeland in Houston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Baptist Church of Grapeland

 
 
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By James Hulse, November 8, 2020
1. First Baptist Church of Grapeland Marker
Inscription.  

As baptists from surrounding rural communities began to move to the thriving railroad town of Grapeland, the need for a Baptist Church in town led to the establishment of this congregation in 1891. Services were held in the public school until 1909 when a frame building was completed. Destroyed by fire in 1948, it was replaced in 1949. Many community leaders and their descendants were members of this church, which has sustained a full-time pastor since 1924. The Church was instrumental in establishing a mission in the area in 1986 and continues to serve the public.
 
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11215.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
 
Location. 31° 29.412′ N, 95° 28.904′ W. Marker is in Grapeland, Texas, in Houston County. Marker is at the intersection of West Chestnut Street (Farm to Market Road 227) and North Olive Street, on the right when traveling south on West Chestnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 408 West Chestnut Street, Grapeland TX 75844, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
First Baptist Church of Grapeland and Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, November 8, 2020
2. First Baptist Church of Grapeland and Marker
8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City of Grapeland (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Joseph Randolph Yarbrough (approx. 0.4 miles away); Franklin Columbus Woodard (approx. half a mile away); Stage Coach Inn (approx. 10.4 miles away); Original Site of the Joseph R. Rice Log Cabin (approx. 10.4 miles away); Rice Cemetery (approx. 10.4 miles away); Pilgrim Predestinarian Regular Baptist Church (approx. 10.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grapeland.
 
Front entrance to the First Baptist Church of Grapeland image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, November 8, 2020
3. Front entrance to the First Baptist Church of Grapeland
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 21 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 29, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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