Details for South Leon Baptist Church

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5093004980


Marker Number 4980
Atlas Number 5093004980
Marker Title South Leon Baptist Church
Index Entry South Leon Baptist Church
City Newburg
County Comanche
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 545384
UTM Northing 3514967
Subject Codes Baptist denomination; eccesiastical buildings; churches; eccesiastical buildings
Marker Year 1968
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location At Newburg Cemetery, FM 1476, Newburg.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text First Baptist church formed in Comanche County. Organized by the Rev. Richard Howard and 8 charter members, under a brush arbor built here, 1857. Early services were held in a log schoolhouse (300 ft. W). Later, combination church-school was built near cemetery. In 1906 the present building was erected. Church was dissolved, 1859, due to Indian troubles; reorganized in 1872 with James Cunningham and F. H. Neely as deacons. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1964

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