Details for Zion Hill Baptist Church (Atlas Number 5093005956)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5093005956


Marker Number 5956
Atlas Number 5093005956
Marker Title Zion Hill Baptist Church
Index Entry Zion Hill Baptist Church
City Comanche vicinity
County Comanche
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 541482
UTM Northing 3537413
Subject Codes Baptist denomination; eccesiastical buildings; churches
Marker Year 1968
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 5.75 miles north of Comanche on SH 16, then 0.1 mile east to church, in the Van Dyke community
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Second oldest Missionary Baptist church in county. Organized by C. S. Fritts, J. M. Lumpkin, Dennis O'Brian, Sarah Fritts, Jane O'Brian, Sarah Lumpkin, Stacy Martin and Mary E. Hardin, August 2, 1873, at Zion Hill Cemetery (1/2 mi. W.). First frame building was erected at that site. Delegates from area's various Baptist churches met here in 1875 to form county's first Baptist Association. Church moved to this site, 1912. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1968