Details for First Baptist Church

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5127001603


Marker Number 1603
Atlas Number 5127001603
Marker Title First Baptist Church
Index Entry First Baptist Church
Address 706 Houston St.
City Carrizo Springs
County Dimmit
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 415668
UTM Northing 3155244
Subject Codes Baptist denomination; eccesiastical buildings; churches
Marker Year 1965
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 706 Houston St.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text First church built by Texas Baptists west of Nueces River. Organized May 27, 1878. Building constructed 1888-1891 on land donated by Levi and Matilda English. Designed by pastor, Rev. R. H. Brown. Congregation and other citizens furnished labor to burn brick and lime, haul the lumber from Cotulla, and put up the building. Of the seven charter members, two were former Methodists and one man was an ex-slave. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1966