Details for Leesville Baptist Church (Atlas Number 5177003066)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5177003066


Marker Number 3066
Atlas Number 5177003066
Marker Title Leesville Baptist Church
Index Entry Leesville Baptist Church
City Leesville
County Gonzales
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 622632
UTM Northing 3253765
Subject Codes Baptist denomination; eccesiastical buildings; churches
Marker Year 1976
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location FM 1682, 3/4 mile E of Intersection of SA 80 & FM 1682, Leesville
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text The first meeting place of this congregation, organized in 1875, was destroyed by a storm in 1886. The membership then moved across O'Neal Creek to this site, purchased from pioneer settler N. H. Guinn, and erected this simple frame church in 1887-88. The steeple which once topped the building was removed in 1924. After a disastrous flood in 193, Leesville was relocated along the state highway (3/4 mile west). This church is one of the structures that mark the old townsite. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1976.