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Meridian in Bosque County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Baptist Church of Meridian

 
 
First Baptist Church of Meridian Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 21, 2020
1. First Baptist Church of Meridian Marker
Inscription.  

John Clabaugh and W.A. Mason, missionaries for the Texas Baptist Convention, established first Baptist Church of Meridian on March 13, 1859 with ten area residents. Circuit-riding Preachers conducted the first worship services, and the congregation met in the County Courthouse and in the Community School until members constructed a church building in the 1870s. The Church moved to new sites in 1888 and again in 1947. Missions have been a primary focus of the congregation; members have also worked with area youth and with the elderly. Today, First Baptist Church continues to serve as a spiritual leader for residents of Meridian.
Marker is property of the State of Texas
 
Erected 2009 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15893.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is March 13, 1859.
 
Location. 31° 55.551′ N, 97° 39.298′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Texas, in Bosque County. Marker is at the intersection of North Hill Street and A Street, on the right
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when traveling north on North Hill Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 North Hill Street, Meridian TX 76665, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General Alison Nelson (approx. ¼ mile away); Bosque County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); St. James Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Martha Mabray Randal (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dr. Russell Daniel Holt (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lumpkin-Woodruff House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bosque County (approx. 0.9 miles away); John A. Lomax (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
 
Also see . . .
1. Baptist Church. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 

2. Circuit Riding Preachers. DiscoverTexasOnline.com (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 

3. Meridian, Texas. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
First Baptist Church of Meridian and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 21, 2020
2. First Baptist Church of Meridian and Marker
First Baptist Church of Meridian and Marker from the road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 21, 2020
3. First Baptist Church of Meridian and Marker from the road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 5, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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