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

First Baptist Church of Olton

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
1. First Baptist Church of Olton Marker
Inscription. In 1903, the Rev. J.W. Winn, a missionary with the Staked Plains Missionary Baptist Association, led a meeting at a farmhouse northeast of what became Olton. That day, the first Missionary Baptist Church in Lamb County was organized. The members called the Rev. Richbourg as their first pastor. After meeting in area homes for many years, members joined area residents in 1908 in constructing a union church building to be used by several denominations. In 1923, under the leadership of the Rev. G.I. Britain, the Baptist congregation built its first sanctuary. The membership doubled within a few years and continued to grow and serve its community through education, worship and missionary work.
 
Erected 2004 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14412.)
 
Location. 34° 11.02′ N, 102° 8.736′ W. Marker is in Olton, Texas, in Lamb County. Marker is on Avenue M south of 5th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 Avenue M, Olton TX 79064, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Olton's Union Church Bell (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of the First Lamb County Courthouse
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By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
2. First Baptist Church of Olton Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Halfway (approx. 11.1 miles away); Springlake Cemetery (approx. 13 miles away).
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
First Baptist Church of Olton image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
3. First Baptist Church of Olton
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 17, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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