Of JacksboroUnited 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.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 2:43am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 578247 N 3675924|
|Decimal Degrees||33.21940000, -98.16030000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 13.164', W 98° 9.618'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 13' 9.84" N, 98° 9' 37.08" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1266-1298 W Archer St, Jacksboro TX 76458, US|
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