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Crockett in Houston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Baptist Church of Crockett

 
 
First Baptist Church of Crockett Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 26, 2022
1. First Baptist Church of Crockett Marker
Inscription.  A Baptist Church, led by pioneer James T. Heflin, was meeting in Crockett as early as 1846. A second Baptist congregation was formally organized in 1850. Named Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Crockett, the congregation built a sanctuary on El Camino Real, now known as East Houston Avenue.

A frame structure, completed about 1874 and known as Crockett Baptist Church at North 7th Street & East Houston, served the congregation until 1910. In that year the church, renamed First Baptist Church of Crockett, began construction of a new brick sanctuary. While it was under construction, worship services were held in the county courthouse. The new church building was completed by 1912.

On December 26, 1946, the sanctuary was destroyed by fire. Rather than rebuild on the same site, the congregation elected to relocate. Services were held in the high school until 1949, when a new church building was completed at East Goliad Street and South 8th Street. An education building, fellowship hall, and other facilities were later added to the church property.

First Baptist Church has served its community for over a century and has been
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Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986


2nd Plaque
"To God .. Be The Glory .. Amen."
Romans 16:27

 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7924.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is December 26, 1946.
 
Location. 31° 19.045′ N, 95° 27.176′ W. Marker is in Crockett, Texas, in Houston County. Marker is at the intersection of East Goliad Avenue (State Highway 7) and South 8th Street on East Goliad Avenue. The marker is located at the front entrance to the church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 807 East Goliad Avenue, Crockett TX 75835, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Presbyterian Church of Crockett (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spence-Chamberlain House (about 400 feet away); Monroe-Crook House (about 500 feet away); House built by A.T. Monroe (about 500 feet away); First Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); Downes-Aldrich House (approx. 0.2 miles away); W.E. Mayes Property (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Bank Building (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crockett.
 
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The entrance to the First Baptist Church of Crockett image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 26, 2022
2. The entrance to the First Baptist Church of Crockett
 Crockett, Texas. Wikipedia
Crockett is a city and the county seat of Houston County, Texas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the city population was 6,332. Houston County is the oldest county and Crockett the fifth-oldest city in Texas.
(Submitted on October 2, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
First Baptist Church of Crockett image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 26, 2022
3. First Baptist Church of Crockett
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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