First Presbyterian Church of Taylor

First Presbyterian Church of Taylor (HM1QV)

Location: Taylor, TX 76574 Williamson County
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N 30° 34.349', W 97° 24.642'

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The history of this church can be traced to 1876, when a Presbyterian congregation here was closely associated with the Presbyterian church in Georgetown. The Rev. John McMurray led both congregations, and the earliest written recognition of the Taylor church appears in 1878 denominational records.

Trustees for the church purchased this property in March 1878, and a frame sanctuary was completed by Thanksgiving of that year. A school operated by the Rev. Mr. McMurray was located across the street.

The Rev. James P. Lyle was called as the church's first full-time pastor in 1889. About a year later a home was built on the church property to house the pastor's family, but it was destroyed in a 1900 fire.

Denominational records began to refer to this congregation as First Presbyterian Church of Taylor in 1895, following the establishment of a Cumberland Presbyterian church the previous year. The two congregations were merged about 1910 and retained the First Presbyterian Church name. The need for a larger facility soon arose, and a new brick sanctuary was built in 1912-1913.
HM NumberHM1QV
Marker Number9092
Year Placed1989
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 8:22pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 652406 N 3383299
Decimal Degrees30.57248333, -97.41070000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 34.349', W 97° 24.642'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 34' 20.94" N, 97° 24' 38.52" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 111-199 W 6th St, Taylor TX 76574, US
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