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Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Austin

 
 
First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Austin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 7, 2007
1. First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Austin Marker
Inscription. In 1853, missionary Rev. E.B. Crisman formally organized the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Austin. Members met in a frame building at 7th and Lavaca streets until 1892, when they replaced it with a stone structure. In 1906, a dispute over a church merger that led all the way to the Texas Supreme Court forced the Cumberland members to move and turn their building over to the Presbyterian USA Church. Eight years later, through elder R.M. Castleman, the congregation was able to buy back its building. Around 1950, members built a new sanctuary at this location. The First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Austin celebrated its 150th year in 2003.
 
Erected 2004 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13106.)
 
Location. 30° 20.368′ N, 97° 43.627′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6800 Woodrow Ave, Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Quarry Site (approx. one mile away); Davis Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Austin Memorial Park Cemetery (approx. 1.5 miles away); Moore-Hancock Farmstead
First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Austin image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 7, 2007
2. First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Austin
The marker is to the left of the wooden door seen in the background in this view.
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Austin State Hospital Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Old Zimmerman Home (approx. 1.9 miles away); Petrified Forest Lodge (approx. 2 miles away); Fiskville (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 26, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 755 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 26, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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