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Commerce in Hunt County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Baptist Church of Commerce

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
1. First Baptist Church of Commerce Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  Organized with nine charter members, this congregation began on Nov. 15, 1883, as the Missionary Baptist Church of Commerce. Services were held in a Union Church building until 1883, when the first sanctuary was built. As the congregation outgrew the facility, the Women's Missionary Society began raising money for this site, and a new sanctuary was constructed in 1913. The congregation's name was changed to First Baptist in 1933. A leader in Commerce's development, the church has actively served the students of East Texas State University.
 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7788.)
 
Location. 33° 14.941′ N, 95° 54.037′ W. Marker is in Commerce, Texas, in Hunt County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and Sycamore Street, on the right when traveling south on Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1401 Washington Street, Commerce TX 75428, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Incorporation of Commerce (about 600 feet away, measured
First Baptist Church of Commerce image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
2. First Baptist Church of Commerce
in a direct line); Historical Stop - Downtown Commerce (about 600 feet away); Site of Commerce Churches (about 700 feet away); Birthplace of Maj. Gen. Claire L. Chennault (about 700 feet away); Commerce Post Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jernigin's Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bruce B. Williams American Legion Post No. 1 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Early Commerce Schools (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Commerce.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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