First Baptist Church of Whitehouse

First Baptist Church of Whitehouse (HM1QDE)

Location: Whitehouse, TX 75791 Smith County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 13.616', W 95° 12.827'

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Anglo settlement of this area began in the 1840s. The community of Whitehouse, which grew up around a white painted schoolhouse, began in the early 1850s.

A church congregation, called New Hope Church of Christ, Baptist, was organized in September 1869 by Elders J. A. Kindle and W. G. Caperton and about twenty-five charter members. Early worship services were held once a month.

In 1887 a plot of land was purchased by New Hope Baptist Church and a one-room sanctuary, nestled in a pine grove, was built by the congregation.

After the railroad came through Whitehouse in the 1870s and a central business district began to grow, the church was relocated to the new townsite. A white frame building was erected in 1901, and the name was changed to Whitehouse Baptist Church.

In 1923 the church was relocated once again, to a site on East Main Street. At that time it was also renamed First Baptist Church. A new church facility was erected in 1959, and continued growth led to the construction of the present sanctuary in 1980. A part of Smith County history for more than a century, the First Baptist Church continues to serve its members and the community.
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HM NumberHM1QDE
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Marker Number7725
Year Placed1989
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 at 9:01am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 291390 N 3567739
Decimal Degrees32.22693333, -95.21378333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 13.616', W 95° 12.827'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 13' 36.96" N, 95° 12' 49.62" 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 811-875 FM 346, Whitehouse TX 75791, US
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