“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Commerce in Hunt County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Site of Commerce Churches

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By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
1. Site of Commerce Churches Marker
Inscription. In 1893 the Missionary Baptist Church erected a sanctuary here on 5 acres they acquired from George Lawson in 1887. The church sold the property in 1912. In 1913 the Commerce Church of Christ acquired the property and in 1923 they modified and enlarged the 1893 building. The Church of Christ was notable for the number of East Texas State Teachers College faculty members who served as elders and preachers for their congregation. Baptist congregations from Paris and Greenville purchased the property in 1964, then sold the church complex to the Trinity Lutheran Church in 1967.
Sesquicentennial of Texas Statehood 1845-1995

Erected 1994 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7781.)
Location. 33° 14.894′ N, 95° 54.165′ W. Marker is in Commerce, Texas, in Hunt County. Marker is at the intersection of Monroe Street and Ash Street, on the left when traveling south on Monroe Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1501 Monroe Street, Commerce TX 75428, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplace of Maj. Gen. Claire L. Chennault (a few steps from this marker); First Baptist Church of Commerce
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By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
2. Site of Commerce Churches
(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Incorporation of Commerce (approx. ¼ mile away); Historical Stop - Downtown Commerce (approx. ¼ mile away); Commerce Post Office (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jernigin's Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bruce B. Williams American Legion Post No. 1 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Early Commerce Schools (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Commerce.
Categories. Churches & Religion
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 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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