Sherman Chapel Missionary Baptist Church
The first location was on Freedmen's Ridge near Omega in northeastern Gregg County, a community formed after the Civil War for emancipated slaves. In the early 1940s, Sherman Chapel congregation briefly relocated to a site one-quarter mile north of here to a place known as "in the pines.” After a fire destroyed the building in 1945-46, the church congregation began to search for a new home. In 1947, land was purchased on State Highway 26 which was later renamed Highway 259, and construction of a sanctuary began.
The church commemorated the building's completion on March 9, 1952, when they began their
Erected 2015 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18258.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Churches & Religion • War, US Civil.
Location. 32° 37.061′ N, 94° 45.569′ W. Marker is in Judson, Texas, in Gregg County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 259 and Farm to Market Road 449, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 259. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7967 US-259, Longview TX 75605, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Johnny Cace's Seafood and Steak House (approx. 8.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Longview (approx. 8.4 miles away); "Served With Honor" (approx. 8˝ miles away); Delta Drilling Company (approx. 8˝ miles General John Gregg / Texas Secession Convention (approx. 8˝ miles away); O. H. Methvin, Sr. (approx. 8˝ miles away); Gregg County Confederate Soldiers Monument (approx. 8˝ miles away); The Courthouses of Gregg County (approx. 8˝ miles away).
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