Details for Christ Church (Atlas Number 5405007596)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5405007596


Marker Number 7596
Atlas Number 5405007596
Marker Title Christ Church
Index Entry Christ Church
Address 201 S. Ayish St.
City San Augustine
County San Augustine
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 395010
UTM Northing 3488685
Subject Codes Christian (Disciples of Christ) denominations; churches; Georgian Revial (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1965
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Ayish St. between Main and Market streets. Inscription plate reported missing Dec. 2017 (medallion remains)
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text East Texas mother church. Founded 1848 by Rev. Henry Samson, missionary sent on plea of Mrs. J. Pinckney Henderson, wife of first (1846-1847) Governor of State of Texas. Original brick building, 1851. This strongly braced post and beam structure built 1870. Gothic bell tower added 1891. Has pews and rails from first building. Rev. Geo. L. Crocket, rector 41 years, made carvings in church; wrote "Two Centuries in East Texas." Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1965