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El Paso in El Paso County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Baptist Church of El Paso

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
1. First Baptist Church of El Paso Marker
Inscription. The first meeting of Baptists in El Paso was held on August 26, 1882, at the home of Maj. and Mrs. W.F. Fewel, under the leadership of the Rev. George Baines, Jr. One week later he directed the formation of this congregation, which was chartered with 22 members. The first sanctuary, constructed in 1885 at Magoffin and San Antonio, served until 1906 when new facilities were occupied at Magoffin and Virginia. In 1922 First Baptist merged with Central Baptist Church and moved to this location. Through its missions, First Baptist Church has started 12 other churches in El Paso and Juarez.
 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1629.)
 
Location. 31° 46.074′ N, 106° 29.158′ W. Marker is in El Paso, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker is on West Montana Avenue north of North St Vrain Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 805 West Montana Avenue, El Paso TX 79902, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old B'Nai Zion Synagogue (approx. half a mile away); El Paso County (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Martin Building (approx. 0.6 miles away);
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By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
2. First Baptist Church of El Paso Marker
Hotel Cortez (approx. 0.6 miles away); The First United States Soldiers to Be Stationed at the Pass of the North (approx. 0.6 miles away); San Jacinto Plaza (approx. 0.6 miles away); Singer Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); El Camino Real (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Paso.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
3. First Baptist Church of El Paso
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 30, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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