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Near Leonard in Fannin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Indian Creek Baptist Church and Cemetery

 
 
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By Jesse Nelsen, December 20, 2020
1. Indian Creek Baptist Church and Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

The oldest readable gravestone in this burial ground bears the date 1870, four years before the founding of the Indian creek Baptist Church. Worship services were first held in a schoolhouse 1/4 mile south of this site. Doc Holcomb donated this property adjacent to the cemetery, and a church building was completed in 1882 using lumber hauled by wagon from Jefferson. For over a century the burial ground was under the direct care of the congregation. An annual cemetery decoration day was begun in 1900.
 
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8901.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 33° 22.543′ N, 96° 21.375′ W. Marker is near Leonard, Texas, in Fannin County. Marker is on Highway 78, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leonard TX 75452, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Y.B. Reed (approx. 3.9 miles away); Trenton (approx. 3.9 miles away); First National Bank of Trenton
Indian Creek Baptist Church and Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jesse Nelsen, December 20, 2020
2. Indian Creek Baptist Church and Cemetery and Marker
(approx. 4 miles away); First Methodist Church of Trenton (approx. 4 miles away); Grounds Cemetery (approx. 4.3 miles away); Burns Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away); George Washington Smith (approx. 5.4 miles away); John Cadwallader Neale (approx. 6 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2020, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. This page has been viewed 23 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 24, 2020, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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