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Near Edom in Van Zandt County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

County Line Missionary Baptist Church

County Line Missionary Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Amanda Hartley, May 11, 2010
1. County Line Missionary Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Oral tradition links this church to the original County Line Baptist Church of 1851, the earliest recorded attempt of area African American families to create a community of worship. County Line Colored Missionary Baptist Church was founded in 1872 on this site, donated by Will Manley. The Rev. L. M. Rabb was the first pastor. An air conditioned brick building was erected in 1967, replacing two earlier wood structures. Providing such aid as food, medicine, educational scholarships, and spiritual counsel, the church remains a proud focal point for community affairs.
Erected 1997 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11391.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
Location. 32° 22.248′ N, 95° 29.637′ W. Marker is near Edom, Texas, in Van Zandt County. Marker is on County Road 4823 west of County Road 4825. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ben Wheeler TX 75754, 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. Cherokee Chief Bowles (approx. 2.7 miles away);
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New Harmony Baptist Church (approx. 3˝ miles away); Wood-Verner Cemetery (approx. 3.8 miles away); Cherokee Exodus from Texas (approx. 4.4 miles away); John Crane (approx. 4˝ miles away); Yarborough House (approx. 4˝ miles away); Smith County (approx. 6 miles away); Rock Hill Cemetery (approx. 6.1 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2010, by Amanda Hartley of Tyler, Texas. This page has been viewed 832 times since then and 65 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 14, 2010, by Amanda Hartley of Tyler, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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Jun. 3, 2023