First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church (HM1B1Y)

Location: Jacksboro, TX 76458 Jack County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 13.164', W 98° 9.618'

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Of Jacksboro

United States soldiers still manned nearby Fort Richardson when this church was organized with seven charter members in 1875. The congregation met in the Masonic Lodge hall and county courthouse before erecting their first church building in 1889. One pastor, the Rev. Rice C. Farmer, was largely responsible for the location of the North Texas Baptist College in Jacksboro, 1891-1897. The second church building was erected in 1906, the third in 1928-1931, and the present facility in 1959. The Rev. Alvin R. Bilberry (b. 1885) served the longest term as pastor here, 1925-1952.
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HM NumberHM1B1Y
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Marker Number1640
Year Placed1976
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 2:43am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 578247 N 3675924
Decimal Degrees33.21940000, -98.16030000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 13.164', W 98° 9.618'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 13' 9.84" N, 98° 9' 37.08" W
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Area Code(s)940
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1266-1298 W Archer St, Jacksboro TX 76458, US
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