Meridian in Bosque County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
First Baptist Church of Meridian
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.
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 when 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 5 other markers are within 7 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); Bosque County (approx. 0.9 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Morgan (approx. 6.8 miles away).
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.)
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 18 times since then. 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.