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Near Kirvin in Freestone County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church and School

 
 
Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church and School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, February 25, 2021
1. Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church and School Marker
Inscription.  

Area slaves used a brush arbor for informal church services held by White Minister Jeremiah Seely in the early 1850s. The congregation formally organized as Freedmen in 1866; Boney Moffett was elected first elder. Shiloh School, which was inspired by the church, began about 1867. Shiloh Church served as the "Mother Church" of the Zion Rest Primitive Baptist District Association. Prominent Benefactor Minyard Harriss deeded two acres here to the church in 1891. The fourth sanctuary was built here in the 1920s. Shiloh School closed in 1949 but the church continues to serve the local community.
 
Erected 1994 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9903.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
 
Location. 31° 46.542′ N, 96° 20.554′ W. Marker is near Kirvin, Texas, in Freestone County. Marker is at the intersection of Shiloh Street (County Highway 1449) and County Highway 1070, on the left when traveling north on Shiloh Street
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wortham TX 76693, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Woodland Heritage (approx. 0.6 miles away); Woodland Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Woodland College for Boys (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sessions Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Shanks Cemetery (approx. 3.1 miles away); Cade Cemetery (approx. 6˝ miles away); Ghost Town of Cotton Gin (approx. 6.7 miles away); Cotton Gin Cemetery (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kirvin.
 
The Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, February 25, 2021
2. The Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church and Marker
The side view of the Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, February 25, 2021
3. The side view of the Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church
The front view of the Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, February 25, 2021
4. The front view of the Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church
The view of the Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church from the parking lot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, February 25, 2021
5. The view of the Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church from the parking lot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 5, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 5, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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