Details for First Baptist Church of Wichita Falls (Atlas Number 5485001684)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5485001684


Marker Number 1684
Atlas Number 5485001684
Marker Title First Baptist Church of Wichita Falls
Index Entry First Baptist Church of Wichita Falls
Address 1200 9th St.
City Wichita Falls
County Wichita
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 546607
UTM Northing 3752170
Subject Codes Baptist denomination; churches
Marker Year 1982
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1200 9th Street, Wichita Falls
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Begun under the direction of the Rev. H. M. Burroughs in 1883, this church was organized in a log schoolhouse with eight charter members. Work on this sanctuary, the third for the congregation, was begun in 1919. Designed with classical elements, the building was completed two years later. The First Baptist Church has been a vital force in the development of Wichita Falls and has become a denominational leader through its dramatic growth. (Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1982.)