Brenham in Washington County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
First Baptist Church
Organized Dec. 20, 1846, as New Year's Creek Church, at a school house in Allcorn area. Founders were Judge R.E.B. Baylor, W.W. Buster, and Hosea Garrett. Rev. A.D. Fisher was chosen as the church's first pastor in 1847. In 1848, the year Texas Baptist Convention was formed, Baylor University's first president, Rev. Henry L. Graves, became the pastor of this church.
Church moved to Brenham, 1853, and name was changed. A large sanctuary built in 1892 was destroyed by fire Dec. 10, 1952. Church rebuilt, and fellowship hall was added by June, 1954.
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 8332.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
Location. 30° 10.178′ N, 96° 23.806′ W. Marker is in Brenham, Texas, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of North Market Street and Pahl Street, on the right when traveling north on North Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 304 North Market Street, Brenham TX 77833, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distanceFirst Christian Church of Brenham (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Methodist Church (about 500 feet away); B'Nai Abraham Synagogue (about 600 feet away); Site of Old St. Anthony Hotel (about 700 feet away); KTTX/KWHI Building (about 700 feet away); Bassett and Bassett Banking House (about 700 feet away); Washington County All Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington County, C.S.A. (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brenham.
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