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Rosenberg in Fort Bend County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Baptist Church of Rosenberg

 
 
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By Jim Evans, January 14, 2016
1. First Baptist Church of Rosenberg Marker
Inscription.  In 1896, three Baptist men organized this church. T.E. Muse served as the first pastor from 1898 to 1900. The 1900 Galveston hurricane destroyed an unfinished church building. Services were held in a nearby church and in a rail car until a schoolhouse was purchased in 1901. In 1912, a brick sanctuary was built, with the first electric lights in town. Some baptism services were held in the Brazos River until the 1930s. New facilities were added over the years as the congregation grew. The church continues to serve the Rosenberg community.
 
Erected 1996 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8991.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1896.
 
Location. 29° 33.404′ N, 95° 48.515′ W. Marker is in Rosenberg, Texas, in Fort Bend County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Street (State Highway 36) and Avenue I (County Route 1640), on the right when traveling north on 1st Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1117 1st St, Rosenberg TX 77471, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Julius Edward Junker (approx. 0.2 miles
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By Jim Evans, January 14, 2016
2. First Baptist Church of Rosenberg
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away); Robinowitz Brothers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vogelsang Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles Harvey Waddell (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Bend Telephone Company (approx. ¼ mile away); Rosenberg Post Office (approx. ¼ mile away); Rosenberg Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Rosenberg (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rosenberg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2016, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 344 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 31, 2016, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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