Schulenburg in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Schulenburg Baptist Church
Organized about 1871 as High Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Lumber for first building was hauled by oxen to site 3 miles north of present location. In 1873, a few months before railroad came through, leading to founding of Schulenburg, the structure was moved overland on rolling logs to this site. During 1885-1913, several faiths shared sanctuary, using the name Union Church. It was reorganized in 1927 as First Baptist Church.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1972
Erected 1972 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4608.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
Location. 29° 41.346′ N, 96° 54.323′ W. Marker is in Schulenburg, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of North Upton Avenue and Melba Street, on the right when traveling north on North Upton Avenue. The marker is located on right side of the original front door of the old church building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 North Upton Avenue, Schulenburg TX 78956, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Lyons Lodge No. 195, A.F. & A.M. (approx. half a mile away); Schulenburg (approx. 0.7 miles away); Old Anderson Place (approx. 0.7 miles away); Schulenburg City Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lyons Family Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Carl T. Morene: A Shorthorn Forever (approx. 0.9 miles away); William B. Bridgers (approx. 0.9 miles away); Jacob Wolters Log Cabin (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schulenburg.
Also see . . .
1. High Hill Texas. The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on December 23, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
2. Baptist Church in Texas. The first Baptist church in Texas was organized in Illinois in July 1833 and moved to Texas as a body, called the Pilgrim Church of Predestinarian Regular Baptists, in January 1834. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on December 23, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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