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

First Baptist Church of Paris

 
 
First Baptist Church of Paris Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 12, 2016
1. First Baptist Church of Paris Marker
Inscription. In 1854, the Rev. Willis M. Pickett and six charter members formed the Union Baptist Church of Paris. Remaining in its original location, the church grew dramatically, eventually becoming First Baptist Church. Many prominent Baptist leaders have pastored the church, including the Rev. Robert Cooke Buckner, who, while at Paris, developed interests in outreach to orphans that led to Buckner Baptist Benevolences. He also led the church to create an early Sunday school program. The 1895 church building was razed in the 1916 fire that swept through Paris. The congregation has a distinguished record of service in local and foreign missions, and has sponsored the formation of several churches.
 
Erected 2004 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13063.)
 
Location. 33° 39.575′ N, 95° 33.268′ 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 is located directly in front of subject church, on the south side of the main entrance. 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
First Baptist Church of Paris Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 12, 2016
2. First Baptist Church of Paris Marker (tall view)
distance of this marker. Robert Cooke Buckner (a few steps from this marker); Paris Fire Department (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. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
 
Also see . . .  First Baptist Church in Paris, Texas, c1907.
Color postcard from 1907 depicting the First Baptist Church in Paris, Texas. The church was a large red brick building with a tall bell tower. It had a wrought iron fence surrounding it. The 1895 church building was razed in the 1916 fire that swept through Paris. (Submitted on November 29, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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First Baptist Church of Paris Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 12, 2016
3. First Baptist Church of Paris Marker (wide view)
 
 
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 53 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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