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Kingston in Hunt County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Kingston Baptist Church

 
 
Kingston Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jesse Nelsen, January 2, 2021
1. Kingston Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  

Founded in 1880 by 26 charter members, this church was formed when the town of Kingston was created on the route of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad. When the Gulf, Colorado, & Santa Fe Railroad built another line three miles north of here in 1886, growth in Kingston was halted. Many businesses moved to Celeste, the town formed at the new crossing. The church remained in Kingston, and built a second sanctuary in 1947. A new building was constructed in one week in 1985 by volunteers from Kingston area churches and East Mountain Baptist Church.
 
Erected 1994 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7810.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
 
Location. 33° 14.992′ N, 96° 10.468′ W. Marker is in Kingston, Texas, in Hunt County. Marker is on Highway 69 north of Highway 1178, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Celeste TX 75423, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harrell Camp Ground (approx. 0.4 miles away); Birthplace of Audie Murphy
Kingston Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jesse Nelsen, January 2, 2021
2. Kingston Baptist Church and Marker
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Audie Murphy (approx. 3 miles away); Central National Road of The Republic of Texas (approx. 3 miles away); Birthplace of Mack Harrell (approx. 3˝ miles away); White Rock Community (approx. 3˝ miles away); White Rock Methodist Church (approx. 3˝ miles away); White Rock Baptist Church (approx. 3˝ miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2021, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 2, 2021, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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