Details for Anderson Baptist Church (Atlas Number 5185008562)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5185008562


Marker Number 8562
Atlas Number 5185008562
Marker Title Anderson Baptist Church
Index Entry Anderson Baptist Church
Address 300 Fanthorp Ave.
City Anderson
County Grimes
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 213454
UTM Northing 3376307
Subject Codes Baptist denomination; churches
Marker Year 1965
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Organized November 11, 1844 Baptist General Convention of Texas organized here in 1848. Twenty-three of Texas thirty-four Baptist churches were represented. Present building was constructed with native rock by slave labor and finished in 1855. Burned February 6, 1955, and was restored, using original walls, and redecorated September 18, 1955. First Texas Baptist Woman's Missionary Society organized here in 1858. Sign and plaque given in memory of Carl H. and Effie Smith Bell