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Palo Pinto in Palo Pinto County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Christian Church

 
 
First Christian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 8, 2021
1. First Christian Church Marker
Inscription.  Oldest church building in Palo Pinto, for congregation believed to have been first of any faith worshipping here. Organized 1857 in home of Dr. Stephen S. Taylor, a lay preacher. Members built church in 1882-1883. Despite 1883 storm damage, building has been in continuous use - sometimes by other faiths during their early years. Addison and Randolph Clark, founders of Texas Christian University, were early pastors.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1968
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1700.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
 
Location. 32° 45.974′ N, 98° 18.145′ W. Marker is in Palo Pinto, Texas, in Palo Pinto County. Marker is at the intersection of Elm Street and South 8th Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Elm Street. The marker is located in front of the Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 728 Elm Street, Palo Pinto TX 76484, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Palo Pinto Cemetery (about 800 feet away, measured
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in a direct line); Palo Pinto County War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Richard Winters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Courthouses of Palo Pinto County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jonathan Hamilton Baker (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old County Jail (approx. ¼ mile away); Palo Pinto Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); First Baptist Church of Palo Pinto (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palo Pinto.
 
The First Christian Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 8, 2021
2. The First Christian Church and Marker
The view of the First Christian Church and Marker from the road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 8, 2021
3. The view of the First Christian Church and Marker from the road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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