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First Baptist Church of Farmersville - Farmersville, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 33° 09.748 W 096° 21.673
14S E 746085 N 3672398
Quick Description: The First Baptist Church of Farmersville is located at 124 S Washington St, Farmersville, TX.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 8/7/2014 9:35:10 AM
Waymark Code: WMM80Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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Long Description:
A Texas Historical Marker here provides some background:

Fifteen charter members, meeting under a brush arbor at this site on May 14, 1865, organized the First Baptist Church and chose the Rev. John C. Averitt (1818-1895) as the first pastor. Worship services were held in private homes and later in the Masonic Hall on the east side of the town square. After a successful interdenominational revival, the Baptists decided to erect a permanent church building. The congregation bought the site of the old brush arbor and in 1877 built a simple frame church. A bell installed in the steeple heralded special events to the community.

Another successful revival in 1898 emphasized the need for a larger structure. More land was acquired and the present church building constructed in 1900. A combination of several architectural styles, the brick edifice is topped by a roof of pressed metal. The exterior walls of the sanctuary form a multisided projection flanked by matching towers with steeply pitched roofs. The bell from the 1877 church was transferred to the north belfry. Educational buildings were added in 1938 and 1955-56.

This congregation provides many community-oriented services, including a church-sponsored library. Several well-known Baptist leaders served as pastor here.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1977
Date Built: 1/1/1900

Age of Church building determined by?: Cornerstone or plaque

Service Times:
Sunday, 11 AM

Website: [Web Link]

Church Address:
124 S Washington St
Farmersville, TX USA

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