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Cisco in Eastland County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Baptist Church of Cisco

 
 
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By Duane Hall, January 22, 2018
1. First Baptist Church of Cisco Marker
Inscription. The Rev. C.G. Stephens, founder of Red Gap community (1 mi. W), joined the Rev. W.B. Cobb in 1878 to organize the Red Gap Baptist Church. Forerunner of the First Baptist Church of Cisco, the Red Gap congregation had 13 charter members who met in a one-room log schoolhouse. This small membership organized seven churches into the Red Gap Baptist Association.
     The junction of the Texas & Pacific Railroad and the Houston & Texas Central Railroad established Cisco and began the demise of Red Gap. The congregation moved to Cisco in 1881 and built a church house at 10th and Avenue E. The next year they constructed a 36' x 50' building at this site. A deadly tornado in 1893 totally destroyed the building. A new structure, completed the following year, burned in 1924. The collapse of an earlier oil boom which had brought rapid growth to Cisco and the church, caused financial losses. The congregation met in Cisco city hall and schoolhouses until a new structure could be completed.
     This fellowship started a mission at Liberty Hill (4 mi. NW) and a Spanish language mission in northeast Cisco. Former pastors of this church have become presidents of Baptist colleges, missionaries, evangelists and special service ministers.
 
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1621.)
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By Duane Hall, January 22, 2018
2. First Baptist Church of Cisco Marker

 
Location. 32° 23.219′ N, 98° 58.793′ W. Marker is in Cisco, Texas, in Eastland County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Avenue E and W. 9th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 202 W. 9th St, Cisco TX 76437, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First National Bank (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bankhead Highway (about 700 feet away); First United Methodist Church of Cisco (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Cisco (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Mobley Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Oakwood Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cisco College (approx. one mile away); Dothan Cemetery (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cisco.
 
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By Duane Hall, January 22, 2018
3. First Baptist Church of Cisco
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 30, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 30, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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