Details for Blue Ridge Baptist Church (Atlas Number 5145000440)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5145000440


Marker Number 440
Atlas Number 5145000440
Marker Title Blue Ridge Baptist Church
Index Entry Blue Ridge Baptist Church
City Reagan
County Falls
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 714528
UTM Northing 3460561
Subject Codes Baptist denomination; eccesiastical buildings; churches
Marker Year 1970
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location From Marlin take SH 7 about 9.5 mi., then go south on FM 1771 about 3.5 mi.
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Organized 1859 by 11 charter members; worship held regularly since. Z. N. Morrell and Judge R. E. B. Baylor were among early missionaries holding services in the settlers' log cabins. George Harlan deeded 28 acres for church, school, and cemetery in 1873. Land is part of grant given by Mexico in 1835 to his father, Doctor Isaiah Harlan. The first church building also housed an early school. Church has sponsored annual "May Day Singing" since 1887. Descendants still attend. The third (present) sanctuary was built here in 1908.