First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church (HM290P)

Location: Wills Point, TX 75169 Van Zandt County
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N 32° 42.553', W 96° 0.439'

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The First Baptist Church of Wills Point was founded in 1873, with Dr. J. L. Matthews, a doctor of medicine, serving as the first pastor. In 1876 the 30-member congregation erected a building, which is said to have been destroyed in a tornado the same year. Despite such setbacks, the church continued to grow, expanding its educational programs and erecting new facilities in later years. A charter member of the Van Zandt Association, established in 1905 and reorganized in 1935, the First Baptist Church has produced several missionaries and pastors from its membership.
HM NumberHM290P
Year Placed1983
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 at 7:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 780530 N 3623012
Decimal Degrees32.70921667, -96.00731667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 42.553', W 96° 0.439'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 42' 33.18" N, 96° 0' 26.34" W
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Area Code(s)903
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 125 E James St, Wills Point TX 75169, US
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