“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Stamford in Jones County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, January 25, 2016
1. First Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Organized on February 22, 1900, soon after the founding of Stamford, this church has been an integral part of the community since that time. Initially meeting in a shed on present Oliver Street and then in a building on the town square, the congregation had this Classical Revival structure built in 1908-09 during the pastorate of the Rev. Frank S. Groner. Outstanding features of the building include pedimented wings at three sides, a central dome, and art glass windows.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1989

Erected 1989 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15310.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is February 22, 1900.
Location. 32° 56.847′ N, 99° 48.174′ W. Marker is in Stamford, Texas, in Jones County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Swenson Street (Business U.S. 277) and E. Oliver Street, on the right when traveling north on N. Swenson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stamford TX 79553, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
First Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, January 25, 2016
2. First Baptist Church
View to east across N. Swenson Street
Marker is mounted to wall at northwest (left) corner of the church
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. Swenson Land and Cattle Company Headquarters (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. John's Methodist (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stamford (approx. half a mile away); First AQHA Show (approx. 0.8 miles away); "The Poet Ranchman" Larry Chittenden (approx. one mile away); Texas Cowboy Reunion Oldtimers' Association (approx. one mile away); The Mackenzie Trail (approx. 1.6 miles away); Arledge Field (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stamford.
Regarding First Baptist Church. The building was entered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 14, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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Dec. 2, 2022