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

Mount Gilead Baptist Church

 
 
Mount Gilead Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
1. Mount Gilead Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. The organizational meeting for this congregation was held in October 1917 by the Rev. A. Wilson. Although early problems plagued the fellowship and many members left the church, a successful cotton harvest in September 1919 attracted more people to Lubbock, which helped increase membership in the church. Mt. Gilead has been host to the West Texas Association of Baptist Churches and has long promoted programs of music and evangelism. Believed to be Lubbock's oldest black congregation, Mt. Gilead maintains a significant role of leadership in the community.
 
Erected 1984 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3491.)
 
Location. 33° 34.266′ N, 101° 49.812′ W. Marker is in Lubbock, Texas, in Lubbock County. Marker is at the intersection of Fir Avenue and East 26th Street, on the right when traveling south on Fir Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2512 Fir Avenue, Lubbock TX 79404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. J.I. Allison House circa 1950s (approx. 0.9 miles away); F W & D South Plains Railway Depot (approx. 0.9 miles away); Buddy Holly Historical Marker
Mount Gilead Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
2. Mount Gilead Baptist Church Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Buddy Holly (approx. 0.9 miles away); City of Lubbock Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. one mile away); Mackenzie Scout Trail (approx. 1.2 miles away); Colonel T. S. Lubbock / Texas in the Civil War (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lubbock.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Mount Gilead Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
3. Mount Gilead Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 10, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 10, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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