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Mertens in Hill County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mertens Baptist Church

 
 
Mertens Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
1. Mertens Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  On June 14, 1884, a small group of Baptists, led by W. J. Priddy, D. P. Sanders, and J. C. Osborne, met to organize a Baptist church. Originally known as Richland Baptist Church, the congregation worshiped in the Richland School until 1892, when they moved a few miles northwest to the town of Mertens. Now known as Mertens Baptist Church, the membership has grown and expanded its facilities over the years. Throughout its history the congregation has provided significant service and leadership to the residents of this part of Hill County.
 
Erected 1984 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3349.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1856.
 
Location. 32° 3.547′ N, 96° 53.749′ W. Marker is in Mertens, Texas, in Hill County. Marker is on State Highway 22 near Stroud Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mertens TX 76666, 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. Old Brandon Mill (approx. 3.9 miles away); Milford Presbyterian Church
Mertens Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
2. Mertens Baptist Church and Marker
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(approx. 5.4 miles away); Milford Cemetery (approx. 5.4 miles away); Frost (approx. 5.4 miles away); Frost Baptist Church (approx. 5.4 miles away); James McDaniel (approx. 5.4 miles away); Thomas J. Jordan (approx. 5.4 miles away); General Edward H. Tarrant (approx. 8.7 miles away).
 
Mertens Baptist Church Marker, looking east along Texas Highway 22 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
3. Mertens Baptist Church Marker, looking east along Texas Highway 22
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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