First Baptist Church of Kountze
In 1908 a loan from the Southern Baptist Convention to the First Baptist Church of Kountze facilitated the erection of a frame structure on Redwood Street. It was located two blocks from the original building, which had become the Methodist Church.
In 1951 fundraising and planning began for a new brick building, dedicated in 1955. By 1979, a two-story wing was added; in the 1980s the church library and sanctuary were expanded and new youth programs established. The First Baptist Church of Kountze marked its 100th anniversary with a celebration lasting from the spring of 1990 to January of 1993. With such developments as a new fellowship hall added in 1997, the church continues to serve the community.
Erected 1997 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11931.)
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First United Methodist Church of Kountze (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hooks Abstract Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Braxton Bragg, C.S.A. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Courthouses of Hardin County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hardin County (approx. 0.2 miles away).
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