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Jacksonville in Cherokee County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Baptist Church

Of Jacksonville

 
 
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By Jenn Wintermantel
1. First Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  This congregation traces it history to the origins of the town of Jacksonville. When the International and Great Northern Railroad promoted the new town of Jacksonville along its rail line in 1872, city lots were set aside for local churches. Deacons Enoch B. Simpson and Joel H. Wallace purchased two lots for a Baptist church in 1873. Originally known as the Jacksonville Baptist Church of Christ, the congregation was organized officially by twelve charter members on September 28, 1884, and by 1887 the membership had grown to sixty. Increased membership necessitated the construction of a larger, two-story brick sanctuary in 1914. It was joined by additional facilities over the years and was replaced by yet a larger structure in 1950. Continued growth led to the need for expanded facilities, and the congregation moved to this site in 1977. Throughout its history, the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville has been involved in missionary and community activities. It consistently has supported Jacksonville College, as well as other denominational endeavors.
 
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker
First Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jenn Wintermantel
2. First Baptist Church Marker
Number 6766.)
 
Location. 31° 57.856′ N, 95° 14.923′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Texas, in Cherokee County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 Phillip Avenue, Jacksonville TX 75766, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sea Scouts Ship 400 (approx. 1.9 miles away); Craft Baptist Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); Old Neches Saline Road (approx. 4.3 miles away); Love's Lookout (approx. 4.9 miles away); Earle's Chapel Methodist Church (approx. 5.8 miles away); Earle's Chapel Cemetery (approx. 5.8 miles away); Little Bean's Cherokee Village (approx. 10 miles away); Cuney (approx. 10.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Also see . . .  First Baptist Jacksonville Texas. (Submitted on September 3, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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