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Greenvine in Washington County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Greenvine Baptist Church

 
 
Greenvine Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 19, 2021
1. Greenvine Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  

Ebenezer German Baptist Church was organized in 1861 following a revival preached by Frank Kiefer (1833-1909), a German immigrant and convert to the Baptist faith. Commonly known as Greenvine Baptist Church, the congregation first met in a log cabin owned by Michael Möller. The Rev. F.J. Gleiss (1826-1912), a former Methodist minister and fellow German immigrant, succeeded Kiefer as pastor in 1868. This site was purchased in 1870, and a sanctuary was built in 1879. Services were conducted in the German language until replaced by English in 1947.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986
 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8343.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
 
Location. 30° 6.876′ N, 96° 33.507′ W. Marker is in Greenvine, Texas, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 2502 and Wickel Road, on the right when traveling south on Highway 2502. The marker is located at the front door
The entrance to the Greenvine Baptist Church with marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 19, 2021
2. The entrance to the Greenvine Baptist Church with marker
entrance to the church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5010 FM 2502, Burton TX 77835, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Greenvine Gas Discovery (within shouting distance of this marker); Greenvine Schools (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bethlehem Cemetery (approx. 2½ miles away); Site of Wesley School (approx. 4½ miles away); St. John's United Church of Christ Cemetery (approx. 4.9 miles away); Wesley School (approx. 4.9 miles away); Wesley Brethren Church (approx. 4.9 miles away); Burton Farmers Gin 1914 (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenvine.
 
Greenvine Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 19, 2021
3. Greenvine Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 23, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 23, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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