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Wills Point in Van Zandt County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Baptist Church

of Wills Point

 
 
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By Larry D. Moore, June 17, 2018
1. First Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. The First Baptist Church of Wills Point was founded in 1873, with Dr. J. L. Matthews, a doctor of medicine, serving as the first pastor. In 1876 the 30-member congregation erected a building, which is said to have been destroyed in a tornado the same year. Despite such setbacks, the church continued to grow, expanding its educational programs and erecting new facilities in later years. A charter member of the Van Zandt Association, established in 1905 and reorganized in 1935, the First Baptist Church has produced several missionaries and pastors from its membership.
 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11406.)
 
Location. 32° 42.553′ N, 96° 0.439′ W. Marker is in Wills Point, Texas, in Van Zandt County. Marker is at the intersection of East James Street and North 3rd Street, on the right when traveling west on East James Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 E James St, Wills Point TX 75169, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brick Streets of Wills Point (within shouting distance of this marker); Rose Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Locust Grove
First Baptist Church Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, June 17, 2018
2. First Baptist Church Marker Area
(approx. 7.4 miles away); Ables Springs (approx. 9.7 miles away); Cedarvale Cemetery (approx. 9.9 miles away); Methodist Church, 1844 (approx. 10.8 miles away); Hillcrest Cemetery (approx. 13˝ miles away); John H. Reagan (approx. 13˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wills Point.
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 2, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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