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Lufkin in Angelina County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Christian Church of Lufkin

 
 
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By Steve Gustafson, April 23, 2012
1. First Christian Church of Lufkin Marker
Inscription. A Christian church was organized in Angelina County about 1884 in Homer, the county seat. When the railroad line from Houston to Shreveport was built about 5 miles from Homer, the town of Lufkin was built around the depot. Many citizens of Homer moved to Lufkin, including a majority of the church members. The Lufkin Christian Church was formerly organized by the Rev. R.E. Jackson in 1894.

Visiting ministers served the congregation for many years. Worship services were held in local halls until the school building was established as the first permanent home for the church. In 1903 the school was donated by Judge E.J. Mantooth and later remodeled into a church edifice. Two residences were purchased in 1912 in downtown Lufkin and converted into a place of worship and a parsonage, but were later torn down. In 1920 the church building constructed by the congregation was dedicated. The congregation bought six acres of land in 1949 at South Raguet and South First Streets and new church buildings were completed in June 1954. Several additions were made to house the growing programs of the church. The First Christian Church of Lufkin continues to serve the community as it has for than 100 years.
 
Erected 1996 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6997.)
 
Location.
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By Steve Gustafson, April 23, 2012
2. First Christian Church of Lufkin Marker
31° 19.41′ N, 94° 43.687′ W. Marker is in Lufkin, Texas, in Angelina County. Marker is on South First Street (Business U.S. 59) south of Lavan Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 S 1st St, Lufkin TX 75901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lufkin Foundry and Machine Company (approx. 0.6 miles away); W.C. Trout and the Counter-Balanced Pumping Unit (approx. 0.6 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Lufkin (approx. 0.7 miles away); City of Lufkin (approx. 0.8 miles away); Angelina County (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of Martin Wagon Company (approx. one mile away); Birthplace of Allan Shivers (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of Rehearsal Hall for the The Hoo Hoo Band (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lufkin.
 
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First Christian Church of Lufkin image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, April 23, 2012
3. First Christian Church of Lufkin
First Christian Church of Lufkin sign on S. First Street image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, April 23, 2012
4. First Christian Church of Lufkin sign on S. First Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2012, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 593 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 16, 2012, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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