Details for Cedar Grove Baptist Church (Atlas Number 5507017881)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507017881

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Marker Number 17881
Atlas Number 5507017881
Marker Title Cedar Grove Baptist Church
Index Entry Cedar Grove Baptist Church
Address 3675 Cedar Grove Road
City Milam
County Sabine
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 423938
UTM Northing 3483754
Subject Codes ecclesiastical buildings; churches
Marker Year 2014
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28" without a post
Marker Text Although Cedar Grove Colored Baptist Church’s founding date is unknown, first records of the African American church show the land is on property granted to James Mason in 1830. Church records suggest the church was established around 1890. In 1904, the congregation moved three miles southeast to its present location and by 1915, the church served as a school for black students. Notable construction includes the rear portion of the building in the early 1930s, and the establishment of the cemetery in the early 1960s. Cedar Grove Baptist Church is one of the first black churches in Sabine County and a significant place of support for the African American community. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2014