Near Huntsville in Walker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Ebenezer Baptist Church
The first church building was a two-story structure shared with an early Masonic Lodge. It was located at the site of Ebenezer Cemetery (6 mi. NE) on land conveyed in 1854 by Jonathan A. and Sarah McGary. The building served until 1880, when the church moved to the West Sandy Community. Here services were first held in the sanctuary of Farris Chapel Methodist Church. A separate building, completed in the 1890s was used until 1916, when the congregation relocated at this site.
Throughout its history, Ebenezer Baptist Church has been led by many prominent pastors. It has also been active in the ordination of ministers, including J.S. McGraw, a Civil War chaplain, and Baptist preacher and missionary J.R. Walker, the son of early church leader J.N. Walker. An instrumental force in the development of the community, the church continues to reflect
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8444.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
Location. 30° 37.324′ N, 95° 43.233′ W. Marker is near Huntsville, Texas, in Walker County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 1791 and Farm to Market Road 3179, on the left when traveling west on Highway 1791. The marker is located on the west side of the church building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1451 FM 1791, Huntsville TX 77340, 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. Buck Foster Cemetery (approx. 4.9 miles away); Bay's Chapel Cemetery (approx. 5.1 miles away); Martha's Chapel (approx. 5½ miles away); Ebenezer Cemetery (approx. 5.6 miles away); Bay's Chapel Methodist Church (approx. 5.6 miles away); Union Hill Church (approx. 5.9 miles away); Bath Cemetery (approx. 5.9 miles away); Pool's Cemetery (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 7, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 7, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.