Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Historical

Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Historical (HM1T0N)

Location: Scurry, TX 75158 Kaufman County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 31.171', W 96° 22.927'

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Organized in 1860 during the Civil War era, this is one of the oldest active churches of Kaufman County. It was originally located at Mt. Olive Cemetery (1.5 mi. W) in a one-room log cabin which was also used for a school. The Rev. E. S. Colthorp served as the first pastor. The congregation moved here in 1896 to the growing railroad town of Scurry. The first building at this site, on land donated by D. L. Ford, was shared with other denominations and a school. A 2-story structure was built in 1918 and the present sanctuary was completed in 1968.
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HM NumberHM1T0N
Year Placed1980
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, July 14th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 745905 N 3601043
Decimal Degrees32.51951667, -96.38211667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 31.171', W 96° 22.927'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 31' 10.26" N, 96° 22' 55.62" W
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Area Code(s)972, 903, 469, 430
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8662-8788 FM148, Scurry TX 75158, US
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