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Johnson City in Blanco County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Baptist Church

of Johnson City

 
 
First Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 30, 2010
1. First Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  In 1879, on July 19-20 or August 16-17, seven members formed the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ, present First Baptist Church. The Rev. James E. Bell (b.1843) held services in the schoolhouse. Lumber for the original church building, erected here in 1900, was hauled in wagons from Austin. A 5,500-sq. ft. building dedicated in 1951 and destroyed by fire in 1966 was replaced by the present structure in 1968. Some members of President Lyndon B. Johnson's family attended this church. In 1978 mission work of the church expanded to include sponsorship of Pedernales Valley Mission.
 
Erected 1979 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1641.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1893.
 
Location. 30° 16.638′ N, 98° 24.579′ W. Marker is in Johnson City, Texas, in Blanco County. Marker is at the intersection of Avenue F and Main Street (U.S. 290), on the right when traveling north on Avenue F. Touch for map.
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 Avenue F, Johnson City TX 78636, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1894 Blanco County Jail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. James F. Barnwell (about 500 feet away); Pedernales Electric Cooperative (about 600 feet away); Pedernales Electric Cooperative, Inc. (about 600 feet away); E. Babe Smith (about 600 feet away); Blanco County (about 600 feet away); Blanco County Courthouse (about 600 feet away); The Blanco County Courthouse: One Hundred Years of History (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson City.
 
First Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 30, 2010
2. First Baptist Church Marker
First Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 30, 2010
3. First Baptist Church and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 811 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 4, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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