Details for East Point Missionary Baptist Church (Atlas Number 5499008954)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5499008954

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Marker Number 8954
Atlas Number 5499008954
Marker Title East Point Missionary Baptist Church
Index Entry East Point Missionary Baptist Church
Address 9 mi. S on FM 312, then 1/4 mi. E on FM 2088
City Winnsboro
County Wood
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 285152
UTM Northing 3634946
Subject Codes Baptist denomination; churches
Marker Year 1994
Designations
Marker Location 9 mi. S of Winnsboro on FM 312, then 1/4 mi. E on FM 2088
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text East Point settlers took steps to establish a local church and school when I. F. Taylor donated land for those purposes in 1878. In 1893 East Point Missionary Baptist Church was established by 12 charter members with the help of the Little Hope Baptist Church (4 miles Southeast). Services were held in a schoolhouse and brush arbor until a sanctuary was built in 1909. A new church building was erected in 1928. East Point School shared this location until 1953. A new sanctuary was built in 1956 and a fellowship hall added in 1979. The church continues to serve the area. (1995)