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Pollok in Angelina County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Pollok Baptist Church

Pollok Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Gustafson, March 28, 2010
1. Pollok Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Founded as Warren Chapel Baptist Church in 1891, this congregation became known as Pollok Baptist Church in 1896. The first meeting place was shared by the Methodist and Presbyterian churches. Land acquired in 1906 by the Baptists was the site of the first church building. Early baptisms were performed in the Angelina River. Services were held once or twice monthly until 1945 when the first full-time pastor was called. Fire destroyed three church buildings in 1932, 1955, and 1960; the congregation rebuilt each time and continues to serve the area.
Erected 1996 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8717.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
Location. 31° 26.85′ N, 94° 52.236′ W. Marker is in Pollok, Texas, in Angelina County. Marker is on State Highway 7, 0.4 miles north of U.S. 69, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1053 Paul Townsend Road, Pollok TX 75969, 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
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flies. Pollok Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Consolidated School (approx. 3.7 miles away); Gann Memorial Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away); Falvey Memorial United Methodist Church (approx. 4.7 miles away); Mt. Hope Cemetery (approx. 7.9 miles away); Homer-Alto Road (approx. 7.9 miles away); Don Joaquin / Procella Crossing (approx. 8˝ miles away); Vicente Micheli (approx. 8˝ miles away).
Pollok Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Gustafson, March 28, 2010
2. Pollok Baptist Church
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,067 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 28, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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