“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Greenville in Hunt County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Central Christian Church

(Disciples of Christ)

Central Christian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, June 17, 2018
1. Central Christian Church Marker
Inscription.  This congregation was organized in 1879 as First Christian Church. Led by Elder James Pickens, a minister from Alabama, the congregation first met in a Union Church on Lee Street. The Rev. T. W. Caskey served as the first regular pastor of the church, and a small frame sanctuary was built on Wesley Street.

The name of the congregation was changed to Central Christian Church when the present sanctuary was built in 1898-99. The oldest church structure remaining in Greenville, it was built at a cost of $23,000. An outstanding, robust example of the Gothic revival style of architecture, it features intact towers, art glass windows, and exceptional grill-like brickwork.

Throughout its history, this congregation has been an integral part of the community. Central Christian Church members have been instrumental in establishing new churches in town and have maintained both foreign missionary and local outreach programs.

Recognizing the need to preserve this church as a local landmark, the congregation began a major restoration project in 1986. It now stands as a fine example of local historic preservation.
Central Christian Church Marker Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, June 17, 2018
2. Central Christian Church Marker Area
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1989 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7776.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
Location. 33° 8.337′ N, 96° 6.531′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Texas, in Hunt County. Marker is at the intersection of Wesley Street and Washington Street, on the right when traveling north on Wesley Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2611 Wesley St, Greenville TX 75401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Greenville (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church (about 400 feet away); Hunt County (about 600 feet away); Greenville Building and Loan Association (about 600 feet away); 1929 Hunt County Courthouse (about 600 feet away); The Seven Courthouses of Hunt County (about 600 feet away); The Old Greenville Post Office (about 700 feet away); Greenville "Herald" (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 74 times this year. Last updated on December 30, 2020, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 10, 2022