Details for First Christian Church (Atlas Number 5363001700)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5363001700


Marker Number 1700
Atlas Number 5363001700
Marker Title First Christian Church
Index Entry First Christian Church
City Palo Pinto
County Palo Pinto
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 565333
UTM Northing 3625671
Subject Codes Christian (Disciples of Christ) denominations; churches
Marker Year 1968
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location South 7th and W. Elm Street, Palo Pinto
Marker Size 16" x 12" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text Oldest church building in Palo Pinto, for congregation believed to have been first of any faith worshipping here. Organized 1857 in home of Dr. Stephen S. Taylor, a lay preacher. Members built church in 1882-1883. Despite 1883 storm damage, building has been in continuous use -- sometimes by other faiths during their early years. Addison and Randolph Clark, founders of Texas Christian University, were early pastors. (1968)