First Baptist Church of Orange

First Baptist Church of Orange (HM26RW)

Location: Orange, TX 77630 Orange County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 5.595', W 93° 44.071'

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In 1879 the Rev. Andrew Peddy helped organize this congregation with 18 charter members. They met in the frame Orange County courthouse and were served for a time by missionary preachers. Sarah A. Finch and Anna and L. L. Bettis deeded a lot in this block to the congregation in 1883. The following year a 40' X 60' meetinghouse was erected. In 1898, during the ministry of the Rev. J. T. Stanton, the congregation adopted the name "Green Avenue Baptist Church". This membership merged in 1909 with the eighth street baptist church to become "The First Baptist Church of Orange". Under the leadership of the Rev. J. Stuart Pearce, more land was acquired in 1913 and this brick sanctuary was in use by 1915. J. G. McMullen gave additional property for a new education building in 1939. As the congregation grew under the pastorate of Dr. Cooper Waters, additional land was purchased, and a second education building was constructed in 1952. The Viola McCorquodale building and fellowship hall were erected in 1958. This fellowship has helped establish the following Baptist churches: Cove, Little Cypress, Brownwood, Riverside, and Maplecrest
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HM NumberHM26RW
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Year Placed1979
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees30.09325000, -93.73451667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 5.595', W 93° 44.071'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 5' 35.7000" N, 93° 44' 4.2600" W
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Area Code(s)409
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-499 5th St, Orange TX 77630, US
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