Dayton in Liberty County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
First Baptist Church of Dayton
The church's first pastor was the Rev. E.M. Forman, a circuit riding minister. Other traveling clergymen also pastored the small church in its early years, including D.W. Jackson, J. McArthur Black, J.A. Lee, J.F. McLeod, and J.M. Day.
In 1895 the Baptist congregation began conducting services in a Union Church on the southeast corner of Waring and North Main streets. In 1901, following damage to the Union Church in the hurricane of 1900, construction began on a Baptist sanctuary near this site on South Church Street.
Throughout its history the First Baptist congregation has sought to serve its community. A Ladies Aid Society was organized in 1911, and the first of many local missions was established in 1912. A youth ministry also began in 1912. The church congregation has maintained an active involvement in both home and foreign missionary projects.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
Location. 30° 2.699′ N, 94° 53.177′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Texas, in Liberty County. Marker is at the intersection of South Church Street and East Houston Street on South Church Street. The marker is located at the front entrance to the church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 South Church Street, Dayton TX 77535, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dayton's Namesake (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dayton's Early History (about 500 feet away); Dayton's Early Economy (about 500 feet away); Early History of Dayton's African American Community (about 500 feet away); 1937 Dayton City Hall (about 700 feet away); The Murder of Louis "Frenchy" Cashat (about 700 feet away); Dayton Egg Circle (about 700 feet away); Dayton World War II Memorial (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 19, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.