Melissa in Collin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
First Baptist Church of Melissa
Erected 1984 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1655.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Disasters. A significant historical year for this entry is 1884.
Location. 33° 16.903′ N, 96° 33.987′ W. Marker is in Melissa, Texas, in Collin County. Marker can be reached from East Melissa Road (Farm to Market Road 545) 0.2 miles east of Miller Road. The marker is located in the dropoff area of the parking lot which is between the two church buildings. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Melissa School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Melissa Christian Church (approx. half a mile away); St. Paul Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Scott-Barker House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Melissa Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Highland Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Corner Post of Uncle Charlie Wysong's Blacksmith Shop (approx. 2.1 miles away); Stiff Chapel Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Melissa.
Also see . . . Melissa, TX.
Melissa is on U.S. Highway 75 seven miles northeast of McKinney in north central Collin County. The rich soils of the Blackland Prairie and the waters of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River attracted settlers to the area in the 1840s, when the Peters colony was opened to settlement. The town was laid out in 1872, when the Houston and Texas Central Railway reached the area. Source: The Handbook of Texas(Submitted on March 29, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 29, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.