First Christian Church

First Christian Church (HM1ZJX)

Location: Eastland, TX 76448 Eastland County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 24.024', W 98° 49.147'

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First Christian Church organized in Eastland in 1878 under the Rev. Cyrus Scarborough. There were a number of important Eastland leaders, including city founders, among the church's early membership. In 1886, the congregation moved from the county courthouse, where it had been holding services, into new facilities. In 1907, it moved again, constructing a building on this site.


The church has a history of ecumenical programs, working in partnership with local Presbyterian and Methodist churches. The congregations have held combined summer evening worship services, as well as vacation bible schools and youth group events.

The church has played an active role in the community it serves. The Men's Fellowship Bible Class, also interdenominational, has been a vital part of Eastland. Members have developed many service projects, including construction of a park in an African American community during the era of segregation and the collection and delivery of items for Thanksgiving and Christmas drives. The church has focused on outreach through missions and local service, as members established a food pantry for senior citizens, a jail ministry and children's mission fund to distribute supplies to needy students. The church has also opened its doors to local organizations and activities, including blood drives.

After
more than 100 years of service, First Christian Church of Eastland continues to be a spiritual, education and community leader for the area.
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HM NumberHM1ZJX
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Year Placed2006
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, July 9th, 2017 at 3:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 517010 N 3584832
Decimal Degrees32.40040000, -98.81911667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 24.024', W 98° 49.147'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 24' 1.44" N, 98° 49' 8.82" W
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Area Code(s)254, 817
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 215 S Lamar St, Eastland TX 76448, US
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