Details for Augusta Union Church (Atlas Number 5225011228)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5225011228


Marker Number 11228
Atlas Number 5225011228
Marker Title Augusta Union Church
Index Entry Augusta Union Church
Address CR 1675
City Grapeland
County Houston
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 278568
UTM Northing 3490632
Subject Codes churches
Marker Year 1990
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 9 mi. E of Grapeland on FM 227 to Augusta, 0.2 mi. S on CR 1675
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text A fine example of rural union churches, this building has served a number of denominations in the Augusta Community. It also served as a schoolhouse in the community's early years. Probably built in the 1850s, the church evolved to its current appearance over time to meet the changing needs of the congregation. Its features include shiplap siding, double entry doors, Greek revival trim and cornice details, victorian-era shingled gabled ends, and an early 20-century pyramidal steeple. It continues to serve the community as the site of annual homecoming observances. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1990