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

First Baptist Church of Midland

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
1. First Baptist Church of Midland Marker
Inscription.  The First Baptist Church of Midland began serving the city shortly after Midland's founding in 1885. That year, Baptists from Pecos, Big Spring and Midland agreed to hire the Rev. S.B. Callaway to serve the three congregations. Under his leadership, a group organized this church in 1886, erecting a building shortly afterwards. Over the years, the church expanded and moved twice to accommodate growing membership. During the years following World War II, church growth mirrored Midland's impressive city development due to the region's expanding petroleum industry. Through all this time, the church has been a spiritual and community leader, a position it continues to hold today.
 
Erected 2006 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13657.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
 
Location. 31° 59.979′ N, 102° 6.022′ W. Marker is in Midland, Texas, in Midland County. Marker is at the intersection of West Louisiana Avenue and North Garfield Street, on the right when
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traveling west on West Louisiana Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2104 West Louisiana Avenue, Midland TX 79701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Bush Family Home (approx. half a mile away); George W. Bush Childhood Home (approx. half a mile away); First Christian Church of Midland (approx. 0.6 miles away); Midland Christian College (approx. 0.9 miles away); W. B. Anglin (approx. 1.2 miles away); Midland National Bank (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fairview Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Yucca Theatre (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midland.
 
Also see . . .  First Baptist Church. (Submitted on July 28, 2015.)
 
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By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
3. First Baptist Church of Midland
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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