Original Site of First Baptist Church of Austin

Original Site of First Baptist Church of Austin (HMH0O)

Location: Austin, TX 78701 Travis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 16.328', W 97° 44.565'

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The Rev. R.H. Taliaferro of Kentucky organized the First Baptist Church in July 1847. Worship services were first held in the Capitol and later moved to a frame building at 12th and Lavaca. The congregation met in the 700 block of Congress Avenue until it built its first sanctuary at this site in 1857. The structure was remodeled in the 1880s. A larger brick church was constructed here in 1916. It was razed when the congregation moved to 9th and Trinity in 1970. Many Governors, state officials, and prominent Austin families worshiped at this location.
HM NumberHMH0O
Marker Number14191
Year Placed1985
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 10:34pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 620931 N 3349609
Decimal Degrees30.27213333, -97.74275000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 16.328', W 97° 44.565'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 16' 19.68" N, 97° 44' 33.90" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 949-999 Colorado St, Austin TX 78701, US
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