Details for Pecan Cemetery Tabernacle (Atlas Number 5143003969)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5143003969


Marker Number 3969
Atlas Number 5143003969
Marker Title Pecan Cemetery Tabernacle
Index Entry Pecan Cemetery Tabernacle
City Dublin vicinity
County Erath
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 570569
UTM Northing 3539048
Subject Codes graveyards; buildings; eccesiastical buildings
Marker Year 1996
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 8 miles southeast of Dublin on FM 219; then 1.5 miles south on CR 291 (Pecan Cemetery Road)
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text In 1884 J. W. McKenzie deeded 3.5 acres of land for church and cemetery purposes in the Purves Community. A portion of the donated land has been used as a burial ground since 1880. The Friendship Baptist Church disbanded in 1915 after serving the area for more than 30 years. Lumber from that church building was used to construct this tabernacle in 1922. The building is a well-preserved example of a group meeting shelter. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1996