Near Wildorado in Deaf Smith County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Palo Duro Baptist Church
In 1905, area pioneers John and Janette Womble offered property for a church building. The congregation completed a structure in 1906, which was paid for by community donations. Methodists also used the new facility. The congregation grew and declined through its early years, reflecting trends in the area’s population. The church was a charter member of the Amarillo Baptist Association, which formed in 1953. In 1954, Palo Duro Baptist Church participated in a televised service at the KGNC television studio in Amarillo.
Palo Duro Baptist Church has a rich history of giving and outreach. In 1960, the congregation began a Spanish mission for Bracero farm workers; after the program ended, the congregation supported Spanish-speaking congregations in Hereford and Amarillo. The church has also aided shut-ins and the
Erected 2010 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16428.)
Location. 35° 7.039′ N, 102° 12.188′ W. Marker is near Wildorado, Texas, in Deaf Smith County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 809 6.4 miles south of Interstate 40, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is 15 miles north of Dawn on FM 809(address is Wildorado). Marker is at or near this postal address: 5704 FM 809, Wildorado TX 79098, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Palo Duro Wildorado Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Umbarger (approx. 12˝ miles away); Fort Smith-Santa Fe Trail (approx. 16.2 miles away).
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