First Baptist Church of Baird

First Baptist Church of Baird (HM1J3Y)

Location: Baird, TX 79504 Callahan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 23.6', W 99° 23.824'

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Organized in 1881 with nine charter members, this was the first Baptist church founded in the new town of Baird. Elder G.P. Johnson led worship services until the Rev. L.S. Knight was called as the first full-time pastor. After meeting in the town schoolhouse for a few years, a church building was completed at this site in 1889, and the first parsonage was built in 1892. The congregation continued to grow and produced several ministers from its membership. Active in mission work, the church has been a vital part of community life in Baird.
HM NumberHM1J3Y
Marker Number1610
Year Placed1983
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 at 9:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 462655 N 3584104
Decimal Degrees32.39333333, -99.39706667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 23.6', W 99° 23.824'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 23' 36" N, 99° 23' 49.44" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-298 Race St, Baird TX 79504, US
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