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

First Baptist Church of Claytonville

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
1. First Baptist Church of Claytonville Marker
Inscription.  Organized as New Hope Baptist Church of Christ in 1891, this congregation changed its name in 1912 to Whitfield Baptist Church. It acquired a good church plant, a parsonage, and a cabin site at Plains Baptist Assembly Grounds. Steps began in 1960 to relocate on the paved highway in this new business community growing up around the cotton gin built in the 1950s by M. C. Clayton (1899-1963). The new church building - first in the town - was erected in 1962-63. The present name was adopted in 1964. Peak membership for the congregation has been 206.
 
Erected 1975 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1623.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
 
Location. 34° 22.524′ N, 101° 34.976′ W. Marker is in Claytonville, Texas, in Swisher County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 145 0.4 miles west of Farm to Market Road 2301, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kress TX 79052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Palo Duro Canyon (approx.
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By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
2. First Baptist Church of Claytonville Marker
7˝ miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 7˝ miles away); Francis School (approx. 8˝ miles away); Site of Celtic Post Office (approx. 9.2 miles away); United Methodist Church of Kress (approx. 9.3 miles away); Site of Holt School (approx. 9.4 miles away); Trinity Lutheran Church (approx. 9.9 miles away); Kress Cemetery (approx. 10.1 miles away).
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
3. First Baptist Church of Claytonville
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 251 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 20, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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