Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Mount Olive Baptist Church
In 1909, under the leadership of the Rev. J.H. Harrold, the congregation moved to its first church building at 1603 E. 4th Street in the heart of Masontown, changing space needs led the congregation to relocate to 1113 Leona Street in 1939 during the tenure of the Rev. A.H. Brown, and later to 1800 E. 11th Street during the pastorate of the Rev. H.A. Sneed.
Still located in an area of Austin settled early by African Americans, the Mount Olive Baptist Church congregation continues to maintain its historic ties to Huston-Tillotson College and actively pursues local mission programs in the community.
Erected 1991 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15031.)
Location. 30° 15.973′ N, 97° 43.258′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1800 E 11th St, Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blackshear Elementary School (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tillotson College (about 600 feet away); Sailor from the Belle Shipwreck (approx. 0.3 miles away); George Washington Carver Branch Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); State Cemetery of Texas (approx. 0.3 miles away); Albert Sydney Johnston (approx. 0.3 miles away); John A. Wharton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Desegregation of Texas High Schools (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
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