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Near Baird in Callahan County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Admiral Baptist Church

 
 
Admiral Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 16, 2014
1. Admiral Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Organized in 1881 with nine charter members, this church first served pioneer settlers of the Admiral community. Services were conducted in a family log cabin, under brush arbors, or in local schoolhouses until members built a sanctuary here near the turn of the century. Known early as Shiloh Baptist, the congregation adopted the community name in 1905. The church disbanded in 1968, but the building and nearby cemetery remain as reminders of Admiral, a settlement that once included stores, doctors, a gin, school, and post office.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1936-1936

The historic Admiral Baptist Church building located east of the cemetery was destroyed in a fire set by vandals in 1993.
 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 88.)
 
Location. 32° 17.763′ N, 99° 17.724′ W. Marker is near Baird, Texas, in Callahan County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Farm to Market Road 2228 and County Road 461. Touch for map. Marker is located near main entrance to Admiral Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Baird TX 79504, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Admiral Cemetery Veterans Memorial (a few steps
Admiral Cemetery Main Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 16, 2014
2. Admiral Cemetery Main Entrance
Marker is to the left of the cemetery entrance
from this marker); Site of Callahan City (approx. 3.5 miles away); Callahan City Cemetery (approx. 3.5 miles away); Site of John D. Merchant Home (approx. 4 miles away); Belle Plain (approx. 4 miles away); Site of Belle Plaine College (approx. 4 miles away); William Jeff Maltby (approx. 4.6 miles away); Belle Plaine Cemetery (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baird.
 
Also see . . .  Admiral, TX. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on December 24, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
View to East image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 16, 2014
3. View to East
View to West image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 16, 2014
4. View to West
Site of Admiral Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 16, 2014
5. Site of Admiral Baptist Church
The church building was located east (left) of the marker
Building Foundation of Admiral Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 16, 2014
6. Building Foundation of Admiral Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 24, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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