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

Robert Cooke Buckner

(January 3, 1833 - April 9, 1919)

 
 
Robert Cooke Buckner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 12, 2016
1. Robert Cooke Buckner Marker
Inscription. Outstanding Baptist Minister. Born in Tennessee, he moved to Texas 1859, and became pastor of this congregation in 1861.

A new church building was erected here, and through his guidance, the congregation grew. First Baptist “Ladies Aid” group in Texas was founded here, 1861.

In 1873, Dr. Buckner resigned to edit the publication “Religious Messenger.” In 1877, he led in founding a Baptist orphans home. Under a large, shady oak, he gave the first dollar for the Dallas home, which, on the base he laid, has grown today into the well-known Buckner “Benevolences.”
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 8185.)
 
Location. 33° 39.583′ N, 95° 33.265′ W. Marker is in Paris, Texas, in Lamar County. Marker is at the intersection of South Church Street and East Kaufman Street, on the left when traveling south on South Church Street. Touch for map. Marker located at northwest corner of the First Baptist Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 South Church Street, Paris TX 75460, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Baptist Church of Paris (a few steps from this marker); Paris Fire Department
Robert Cooke Buckner Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 12, 2016
2. Robert Cooke Buckner Marker (wide view)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Paris Public Schools (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Paris Fire, 1916 (approx. 0.2 miles away); John James Culbertson (approx. 0.2 miles away); First National Bank of Paris (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lamar County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lamar County, C. S. A. (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
 
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1. Robert Cooke Buckner.
Baptist minister and founder of Buckner Baptist Children's Home, son of Rev. Daniel and Mary (Hampton) Buckner, was born on January 3, 1833, in Madisonville, Tennessee. He attended Somerset Seminary in Cleveland, Tennessee, and Georgetown College in Kentucky. He was ordained a Baptist minister at the age of seventeen. He pastored churches in Albany, Owensboro, and Salvisa, Kentucky, before moving to Paris, Texas, in 1859. While in Albany, he married Vienna Long, on June 7, 1854. The couple had seven children. (Submitted on November 29, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Dr. Robert Cooke Buckner.
Founded out of concern for dependent, orphaned
Robert Cooke Buckner Marker (<i>wide view showing First Baptist Church</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 12, 2016
3. Robert Cooke Buckner Marker (wide view showing First Baptist Church)
children, the Buckner Oprhan Home opened in 1879 under the guidance of the Rev. Robert Cooke Buckner. Originally known as Buckner Orphan's Home, the first structure was built in 1880 and housed six children. By 1910 the orphanage was caring for 600 children. Supported by the Baptist General Convention of Texas since 1914 and later renamed Buckner Baptist Children's Home, the facility now primarily cares for children from broken homes. (Submitted on November 29, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkChurches & Religion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 29, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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