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Lexington in Lee County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The First Baptist Church of Lexington

 
 
The First Baptist Church of Lexington Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 31, 2022
1. The First Baptist Church of Lexington Marker
Inscription.  The Rev. E.E. Lee of the nearby Prospect Church inspired elders John Claybaugh, J.W.D. Creath, D. Fisher, and J.G. Thomas, with nine charter members, to organize this church in Jan. 1855. The original building was erected later that year. The Rev. J.G. Thomas was the first pastor. Sunday school was founded in 1866. Prospect Church disbanded in 1949, and members joined the Lexington Church, which has built five successive houses of worship, has belonged to five regional Baptist associations, and has been served by twenty-nine pastors.
 
Erected 1974 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8147.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1855.
 
Location. 30° 24.902′ N, 97° 0.418′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Texas, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of Third Street and Burns Street, on the right when traveling east on Third Street. The marker is located on the west side of the entrance to the church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 221 Third Street, Lexington TX 78947, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. United Methodist Church of Lexington (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lexington Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Town of Lexington (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lexington Masonic Lodge No. 138 (approx. ¼ mile away); Lexington Memorial Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Indian Camp Branch (approx. 0.9 miles away); Trinity Lutheran Church (approx. 7.4 miles away); Kings Highway Camino Real — Old San Antonio Road (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
The First Baptist Church of Lexington and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 31, 2022
2. The First Baptist Church of Lexington and Marker
The view of the First Baptist Church of Lexington and Marker from across the street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 31, 2022
3. The view of the First Baptist Church of Lexington and Marker from across the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 5, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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