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Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Walnut Creek Baptist Church

 
 
Walnut Creek Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 29, 2007
1. Walnut Creek Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Organized in Burdett schoolhouse in 1856 with 10 members. First pastor was the Rev. R.B. Burleson.

Stone for the original structure was quarried locally. Lumber was hauled by ox-wagons from Bastrop.

In early days, building served as schoolhouse.
 
Erected 1969 by the State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 15435.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
 
Location. 30° 23.679′ N, 97° 40.858′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from North Lamar Boulevard (State Highway 275) 0.2 miles south of Dillingham Lane, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12200 N Lamar Blvd, Austin TX 78753, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 700 Year Old Live Oak (approx. 1.2 miles away); Oertli Dairy (approx. 1.8 miles away); Waters Park (approx. 2.3 miles away); Evangelical Lutheran Church of Dessau (approx. 2˝ miles away); Fortress Home
Walnut Creek Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By D. Kevin Surbaugh, January 1, 2004
2. Walnut Creek Baptist Church Marker
(approx. 2.7 miles away); Fiskville (approx. 2.8 miles away); St. Stephen’s Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Old Zimmerman Home (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
More about this marker. Marker is fastened to the back and top of the church sign. It's location can be hard to see as it blends in with the stone sign around it. There is no street signs directing visitors to this marker.
 
Walnut Creek Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By D. Kevin Surbaugh, January 1, 2004
3. Walnut Creek Baptist Church Marker
Walnut Creek Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 29, 2007
4. Walnut Creek Baptist Church
Hand hewn stone image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, August 16, 2019
5. Hand hewn stone
Stones used in cemetery gates appear hand hewn; likely some of those referenced on the marker as being quarried locally.
Walnut Creek Baptist Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, August 16, 2019
6. Walnut Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
The cemetery is located on the southwest corner of the church.
Hand hewn stone image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, August 16, 2019
7. Hand hewn stone
Stones used in cemetery gates appear hand hewn; likely some of those referenced on the marker as being quarried locally.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,040 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on July 16, 2012, by D. Kevin Surbaugh of Baldwin City, Kansas. Photos:   1. submitted on January 21, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2, 3. submitted on July 14, 2012, by D. Kevin Surbaugh of Baldwin City, Kansas.   4. submitted on January 21, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   5, 6, 7. submitted on August 23, 2019, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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