Details for Schulenburg Baptist Church (Atlas Number 5149004608)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5149004608


Marker Number 4608
Atlas Number 5149004608
Marker Title Schulenburg Baptist Church
Index Entry Schulenburg Baptist Church
Address 123 W. Avenue
City Schulenburg
County Fayette
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 702480
UTM Northing 3286423
Subject Codes Baptist denomination; churches
Marker Year 1972
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Corner of N. Upton & Nelba Ave., Schulenburg.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Organized about 1871 as High Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Lumber for first building was hauled by oxen to site 3 miles north of present location. In 1873, a few months before railroad came through, leading to founding of Schulenburg, the structure was moved overland on rolling logs to this site. During 1885-1913, several faiths shared sanctuary, using the name Union Church. It was reorganized in 1927 as First Baptist Church. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-- 1972