Haltom City in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
West Fork Baptist Association
On Oct. 12-13, 1855, representatives of 12 frontier churches met in the Birdville Baptist Church to form the West Fork Association of United Baptists. Created to serve area congregations, the association provided a vital link in the early efforts of the Baptist Church in North Central Texas. Membership increased as more settlers entered the area and new churches were established. The association held its last meeting in 1886 when leaders realized the need to form smaller, more localized bodies. Many of the groups created after 1886 are still active today.
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5759.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
Location. 32° 48.429′ N, 97° 15.35′ W. Marker is in Haltom City, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker is at the intersection of Carson Street and Walker Street on Carson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3145 Carson Street, Haltom City TX 76117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles Birdville Baptist Church (here, next to this marker); Pioneer Birdville Schools (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birdville Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Archibald Franklin Leonard (approx. 0.3 miles away); Judge Benjamin Franklin Barkley (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harper's Rest Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); Amon Carter Riverside High School and Riverside ISD (approx. 3.1 miles away); Mount Olivet Cemetery (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Haltom City.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2021, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 31, 2021, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.