“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Burnet in Burnet County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Naruna Baptist Church

Naruna Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, December 30, 2007
1. Naruna Baptist Church Marker

Naruna Baptist Church Settlers came to the Naruna area as early as the 1840s, and the town was named by its first postmaster, William M. Spitler, who came to Texas on the riverboat Naruna. Residents formed Providence Baptist Church in July 1877 under the leadership of Ira Reese. The congregation called its first minister in 1878 and later became part of Austin Baptist Association. Members held baptisms in Deer Creek and built a sanctuary in the early 1890S, sharing space with local Masons. The congregation changed its name to Naruna Baptist Church in 1932. Local population declined after the railroad bypassed the town, but the church continues to serve members through worship and charity work.
Erected 2003 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13164.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1877.
Location. 30° 59.391′ N, 98° 19.013′ W. Marker is near Burnet, Texas, in Burnet County. Marker is on FM-1478 close to Dobyville Cemetery Rd., on the right when
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traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burnet TX 78611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Naruna Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Dobyville Cemetery (approx. 6.2 miles away); Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Wolf (approx. 6.2 miles away); Nix (approx. 8.8 miles away); V.F.W. Memorial (approx. 9 miles away); American Legion Auxiliary Memorial (approx. 9 miles away); Garrison Greenwood (approx. 9 miles away); Oak Hill Cemetery (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burnet.
Naruna Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, December 30, 2007
2. Naruna Baptist Church
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,151 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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