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Near Newburg in Comanche County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

South Leon Baptist Church

 
 
South Leon Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, June 24, 2022
1. South Leon Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  First Baptist church formed in Comanche County. Organized by the Rev. Richard Howard and 8 charter members, under a brush arbor built here, 1857. Early services were held in a log schoolhouse (300 ft. W). Later, combination church-school was built near cemetery. In 1906 the present building was erected.

Church was dissolved, 1859, due to Indian troubles; reorganized in 1872 with James Cunningham and F. H. Neely as deacons.
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4980.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
 
Location. 31° 46.17′ N, 98° 31.224′ W. Marker is near Newburg, Texas, in Comanche County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 1476, 0.4 miles east of State Highway 16, on the left when traveling east. The church is near Newburg Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Comanche TX 76442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newburg Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
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(approx. 6.6 miles away); Cora (approx. 8˝ miles away); Gustine (approx. 8˝ miles away); Evergreen Cemetery (approx. 9.4 miles away); McCrary House (approx. 9.8 miles away); The Comanche National Bank (approx. 10.1 miles away); The Bison (American Buffalo) (approx. 10.1 miles away).
 
South Leon Baptist Church Marker Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, June 24, 2022
2. South Leon Baptist Church Marker Area
South Leon Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, June 24, 2022
3. South Leon Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2022, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 27, 2022, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.

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