First Baptist Church of Paris

First Baptist Church of Paris (HM23DM)

Location: Paris, TX 75460 Lamar County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 39.575', W 95° 33.268'

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In 1854, the Rev. Willis M. Pickett and six charter members formed the Union Baptist Church of Paris. Remaining in its original location, the church grew dramatically, eventually becoming First Baptist Church. Many prominent Baptist leaders have pastored the church, including the Rev. Robert Cooke Buckner, who, while at Paris, developed interests in outreach to orphans that led to Buckner Baptist Benevolences. He also led the church to create an early Sunday school program. The 1895 church building was razed in the 1916 fire that swept through Paris.
The congregation has a distinguished record of service in local and foreign missions, and has sponsored the formation of several churches.
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HM NumberHM23DM
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Year Placed2004
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 263133 N 3727340
Decimal Degrees33.65958333, -95.55446667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 39.575', W 95° 33.268'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 39' 34.5" N, 95° 33' 16.08" W
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Area Code(s)903, 214
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-207 S Church St, Paris TX 75460, US
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