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Dripping Springs in Hays County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Baptist Church of Dripping Springs

 
 
First Baptist Church of Dripping Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 29, 2022
1. First Baptist Church of Dripping Springs Marker
Inscription.  Organized June 1872 with 12 charter members and the Rev. G.G. Rucker as pastor. Led in forming Pedernales Baptist Association, 1873. Members W.T. Chapman, A.L. Davis and others founded Dripping Springs Academy, 1880. This sanctuary, built 1901, was dedicated in 1902.

2nd Plaque
from 1972 to June 5, 2022

Fifty years have passed since the Centennial Marker was dedicated for First Baptist
Church in 1972. In 1978, under the pastorate of Don Duval, a new sanctuary was built
and dedicated in January, 1979. Much of the construction was done by the men of the
church and the Texas Baptist Men.
In 1996, during the pastorate of David Smith, the sanctuary was enlarged and
completely remodeled. Tragedy struck First Baptist Church on Sept. 5, 2007, when fire
destroyed both the historic church built in 1901 during the pastorate of Bro. H.T. Peal,
as well as the newly remodeled sanctuary.
God was not finished with First Baptist Church. For a second time, the church lost their
meeting place through fire. The church met for a while in a local gym before moving
back to the
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restored fellowship hall. The new, current sanctuary was dedicated on
Sept. 12, 2010, during the pastorate of Craig Curry.
God has blessed First Baptist Church through many trials for a hundred and fifty years.
The desire of this church is to be a Blessing to the Dripping Springs community for
many years to come.

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."
Hebrews 13:8

 
Erected 1972 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 10266.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1872.
 
Location. 30° 11.456′ N, 98° 5.337′ W. Marker is in Dripping Springs, Texas, in Hays County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 290 and San Marcos Street, on the left when traveling west on U.S. 290. The marker is located at the east side entrance to the church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 US-290, Dripping Springs TX 78620, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dripping Springs Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Marshall-Chapman Home (approx. ¼ mile away); W.T. Chapman (approx. ¼ mile away); Dr. Joseph M. Pound (approx. ¾ mile away); Dripping Springs United Methodist Church
The First Baptist Church of Dripping Springs and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 29, 2022
2. The First Baptist Church of Dripping Springs and Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Phillips Cemetery (approx. 1½ miles away); Elsner (approx. 1.6 miles away); Mt. Gainer (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dripping Springs.
 
The side view of the First Baptist Church of Dripping Springs from across the street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 29, 2022
3. The side view of the First Baptist Church of Dripping Springs from across the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 1, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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