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Mt. Calm in Hill County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Baptist Church

Of Mt. Calm

 
 
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By James Hulse, November 21, 2020
1. First Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  

In 1878, under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. J.J. Riddle, members of the Mt. Antioch Church organized this congregation. At that time Mt. Calm village was located at present old town. In 1884, with the coming of the St. Louis & Southwestern railroad, the church was moved to this site. The fellowship built a new church house about 1900, during the ministry of the Rev. J. Frank Norris (1877-1954). In 1940 a fire destroyed that building. The Mt. Antioch Church, having declined over the years, merged in 1949 with the Mt. Calm membership. In 1954 this structure was completed.
 
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1658.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 31° 45.561′ N, 96° 52.982′ W. Marker is in Mt. Calm, Texas, in Hill County. Marker is at the intersection of Allyn Avenue (Farm to Market Road 339) and North Fifth Street East, on the right when traveling
First Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, November 21, 2020
2. First Baptist Church and Marker
west on Allyn Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 505 North Allyn Avenue, Mount Calm TX 76673, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mt. Calm Methodist Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mount Calm Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); Mt. Calm Confederate Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Col. Leonard Williams (approx. 2.4 miles away); Mt. Antioch Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away); Town of Penelope (approx. 7.4 miles away); The Hubbard City News (approx. 7.9 miles away); Hubbard (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mt. Calm.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mt. Calm. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on December 4, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 

2. St. Louis Southwestern Railway. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on December 4, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 

3. Baptist Church. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on December 4, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
First Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, November 21, 2020
3. First Baptist Church and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 23 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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