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

Poetry Baptist Church

 
 
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By Rheba Bybee, September 11, 2016
1. Poetry Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. The oldest Baptist church in Kaufman County, organized in 1855 by The Rev. J.J. Butler and The Rev. J.R. Briscoe. Original name was Salem Baptist Church, when the community was called Turner's Point. In 1870, the congregation helped organize the 11-church East Fork Baptist Association, and hosted annual conferences on three occasions. The first structure on this site was built in the mid-1880s. In 1899, the name "Poetry Baptist Church" began to be used, and by 1909, "Salem" had disappeared.

The present church sanctuary was built in 1912.
 
Erected 1974 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8540.)
 
Location. 32° 49.722′ N, 96° 14.454′ W. Marker is in Terrell, Texas, in Kaufman County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 986 0.3 miles north of County Road 323, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19311 FM 986, Terrell TX 75160, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Poetry Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); Dry Creek Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Porter Farms (approx. 4.1 miles away); Terrell State Hospital Cemetery
Poetry Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, September 11, 2016
2. Poetry Baptist Church
(approx. 5.8 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Terrell (approx. 6 miles away); John H. Corley Home (approx. 6.1 miles away); Terrell Elementary School (approx. 6.2 miles away); The R. L. Warren House (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Terrell.
 
Also see . . .  Poetry Baptist Church. (Submitted on September 15, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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