Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 32° 31.170 W 096° 22.926
14S E 745906 N 3601042
Quick Description: Texas Historical Marker at the Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 8795 FM 148, Scurry, TX, noting its establishment and history.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 1/31/2015 7:07:22 PM
Waymark Code: WMNAG7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Marker Number: 8538

Marker Text:
Organized in 1860 during the Civil War era, this is one of the oldest active churches of Kaufman County. It was originally located at Mt. Olive Cemetery (1.5 mi. W) in a one-room log cabin which was also used for a school. The Rev. E. S. Colthorp served as the first pastor. The congregation moved here in 1896 to the growing railroad town of Scurry. The first building at this site, on land donated by D. L. Ford, was shared with other denominations and a school. A 2-story structure was built in 1918 and the present sanctuary was completed in 1968. (1980)

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