First Christian Church of Lufkin

First Christian Church of Lufkin (HM130V)

Location: Lufkin, TX 75904 Angelina County
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N 31° 19.41', W 94° 43.687'

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A Christian church was organized in Angelina County about 1884 in Homer, the county seat. When the railroad line from Houston to Shreveport was built about 5 miles from Homer, the town of Lufkin was built around the depot. Many citizens of Homer moved to Lufkin, including a majority of the church members. The Lufkin Christian Church was formerly organized by the Rev. R.E. Jackson in 1894.

Visiting ministers served the congregation for many years. Worship services were held in local halls until the school building was established as the first permanent home for the church. In 1903 the school was donated by Judge E.J. Mantooth and later remodeled into a church edifice. Two residences were purchased in 1912 in downtown Lufkin and converted into a place of worship and a parsonage, but were later torn down. In 1920 the church building constructed by the congregation was dedicated. The congregation bought six acres of land in 1949 at South Raguet and South First Streets and new church buildings were completed in June 1954. Several additions were made to house the growing programs of the church. The First Christian Church of Lufkin continues to serve the community as it has for than 100 years.
HM NumberHM130V
Marker Number6997
Year Placed1996
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 8:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 335571 N 3466744
Decimal Degrees31.32350000, -94.72811667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 19.41', W 94° 43.687'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 19' 24.60" N, 94° 43' 41.22" W
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Area Code(s)936
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-299 Lavan St, Lufkin TX 75904, US
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