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First Baptist Church of Blossom
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 33° 39.570 W 095° 22.864
15S E 279215 N 3726946
Quick Description: Texas Historical Marker noting the early days and evolution of the First Baptist Church of Blossom, at 315 Young St, Blossom, TX.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/20/2015 7:31:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMNQQE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Marker Number: 8194

Marker Text:
Organized in 1873 by the Rev. Sam Anderson. Early services were held in a log schoolhouse, and baptisms conducted in ponds or cotton gin pools. The first permanent sanctuary, built about 1880 on land donated by G.B. Eades, was one large room with a bell tower. The church was a member of the Lamar County Baptist Association. A brick veneer building replaced the old frame church in 1909. The church women paid for the roof by giving pie suppers and selling homemade hominy. The present structure was dedicated in 1967. (1974)


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