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Milford in Ellis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Baptist Church

of Milford

 
 
First Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 26, 2022
1. First Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Chartered in 1855 with eleven members, this congregation was organized at the home of Dr. J.M. Higgins. The first pastor was the Rev. J.M. Perry (1817-1905), a native of Alabama. A chapel on College Street, built in 1856, served the fellowship until 1871 when the church was moved to this site. The property was deeded to the First Baptist and Cumberland Presbyterian congregations, who financed the construction of a sanctuary here. Separate Baptist church structures were built here in 1890 and 1917. Former pastors include prominent state and national Baptist leaders.
 
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7100.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
 
Location. 32° 7.461′ N, 96° 56.681′ W. Marker is in Milford, Texas, in Ellis County. Marker is at the intersection of East Crossmain and Pecan Street, on the left when traveling east on East Crossmain. The marker is located on the right side of the front entrance to the church. Touch for map.
The view of the First Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 26, 2022
2. The view of the First Baptist Church and Marker
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 East Crossmain, Milford TX 76670, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Milford Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Milford Cemetery (approx. Ό mile away); James McDaniel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Thomas J. Jordan (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saint James A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hammel's Branch (approx. 3.4 miles away); Italy Colored City Hall (approx. 4.9 miles away); Mertens Baptist Church (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milford.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 30, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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Jan. 30, 2023