Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church
In the late 1890s, Macedonia Baptist Church organized in Freedmantown, and was briefly known as Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. In 1907, the church bought land at 1216 Ruthven Street and built a one-story wood structure. The church incorporated in 1912 as Macedonia Baptist Church. In 1928, the church sold the property and purchased land at 1401 Ruthven Street. A large, one-story wood structure with twin towers was built. Over twenty years later, a larger two-story structure was erected and included an auditorium, classrooms, and a kitchen. Over the years, Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church has continued to enrich the community through outreach programs and assistance.
175 years of Texas Independence * 1836-2011
Erected 2011 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16771.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1907.
Location. 29° 45.305′ N, 95° 22.884′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris CountyTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1401 Ruthven Street, Houston TX 77019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Reverend Ned P. Pullum (within shouting distance of this marker); J. Vance Lewis (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rutherford B.H. Yates, Sr., House (about 300 feet away); St. James United Methodist Church (about 300 feet away); New Zion Temple Church - Worldwide Fellowship, Inc. (about 600 feet away); Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henry Livingston Thompson (approx. 0.2 miles away); William C. Swearingen (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.