Details for Covenant United Presbyterian Church (Atlas Number 5257008504)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5257008504


Marker Number 8504
Atlas Number 5257008504
Marker Title Covenant United Presbyterian Church
Index Entry Covenant United Presbyterian Church
City Kaufman
County Kaufman
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 752481
UTM Northing 3608336
Subject Codes churches; Presbyterian denomination
Marker Year 1971
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 400 E. Mulberry St., Kaufman
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Organized July 1854 by The Rev. Richard O. Watkins, as Cumberland Presbyterian Church. First church building was erected in 1854-55. First pastor, The Rev. Dempsey W. Broughton, helped found Trinity University. Present sanctuary was built in 1877. Church took name "First Presbyterian" after national denominational merger in 1906. It became "Covenant" after absorbing Gastonia (1912) and Jiba (1963) congregations. Incise on back: Marker in memory of our parents, Martha Jane and Jim Duncan, by Bertha Duncan Lane and Herman H. Duncan Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1971