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First Baptist Church NBC of San Marcos

 
 
First Baptist Church NBC of San Marcos Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, May 24, 2022
1. First Baptist Church NBC of San Marcos Marker
Inscription.  In 1866 Rev. Moses Johns met with Freedmen to organize the Colored Baptist Church Zion, San Marcos' First African American Congregation. In 1872 the church became a charter member of the Guadalupe Baptist Association. That same year, the Ku Klux Klan burned the church's first sanctuary, located on Guadalupe St. where Tuttle Lumber Co. now stands. The church built a Victorian-Style sanctuary on Comal (now MLK) street in 1908 under Rev. G.F. Curry's leadership. The name First Baptist Church NBC (National Baptist Convention) of San Marcos was adopted in the 1980s. In 1986 the congregation moved to its new Mitchell Street sanctuary where the congregation continues to serve.
 
Erected 2014 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17822.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
 
Location. 29° 52.409′ N, 97° 56.851′ W. Marker is in San Marcos, Texas, in Hays County. Marker is at the intersection of South Mitchell Street and Dailey Street
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, on the right when traveling south on South Mitchell Street. The marker is located on the right side of the front entrance to the church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 420 South Mitchell Street, San Marcos TX 78666, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lucious Jackson Basketball Court (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dunbar School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sanders-Grosgebauer House (approx. ¼ mile away); Augusta Hofheinz House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rylander-Kyle House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Farmers Union Gin Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ragsdale-Jackman-Yarbrough House (approx. 0.4 miles away); J. H. and Abbie Barbee House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Marcos.
 
First Baptist Church NBC of San Marcos Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, May 24, 2022
2. First Baptist Church NBC of San Marcos Marker
The view of the First Baptist Church NBC of San Marcos Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, May 24, 2022
3. The view of the First Baptist Church NBC of San Marcos Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 751 times since then and 134 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 28, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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