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Elgin in Bastrop County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Elgin Christian Church

 
 
Elgin Christian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 31, 2022
1. Elgin Christian Church Marker
Inscription.  The Rev. B.B. Sanders assisted citizens of Elgin in organizing this congregation in 1888. Many early members came from surrounding communities. Worship services were held in the Presbyterian Church until the Christian Church sanctuary was built in 1892. That building was destroyed in the 1900 Texas Storm, and its successor, built that same year, met the same fate in a 1915 storm. A new building was erected in 1916 and, with modifications, served until a new structure was completed in 1965. For over a century, this church has been a part of Elgin history.
 
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9180.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
 
Location. 30° 20.869′ N, 97° 22.342′ W. Marker is in Elgin, Texas, in Bastrop County. Marker is at the intersection of North Avenue B and West 1st Street, on the right when traveling north on North Avenue B. The marker is located at the front entrance to the church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21 North Avenue B, Elgin TX 78621, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elgin Lodge No. 328, A.F. & A.M. (within shouting distance of this marker); Elgin World War I Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elgin Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. I.B. Nofsinger House (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Elgin (approx. 0.2 miles away); City of Elgin (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pleasant Grove Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away); Lund (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elgin.
 
Also see . . .  1900 Galveston hurricane. Wikipedia
The 1900 Galveston hurricane, also known as the Great Galveston hurricane and the Galveston Flood, and known regionally as the Great Storm of 1900 or the 1900 Storm, was the deadliest natural disaster in United States history and the fifth-deadliest Atlantic hurricane, only behind Hurricane Mitch overall. The hurricane left between 6,000 and 12,000 fatalities in the United States; the number most cited in official reports is 8,000. Most of these deaths occurred in and near Galveston, Texas, after the storm surge inundated the coastline with 8 to 12 ft (2.4 to 3.7 m) of water.
(Submitted on September 4, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Elgin Christian Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 31, 2022
2. The Elgin Christian Church and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 99 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 4, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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