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Avalon Missionary Baptist Church

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Corner of Kirby and Giles St., Avalon, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 12' 27.986436", -96° 47' 27.768336"
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    Originally known as Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, this congregation was organized on July 6, 1879, by elders Josiah Leake and S.C. Talley and 16 charter members: J.C., Isabel, and Sarah Martin; W.L. Pierce; J.P. and M.F. Giles; William Hendricks; William and N.L. John; M.E. Ratliff; M.K. Yarbrough; R.F. and M.E. Lattner; M.C. Steward; Alice Godfrey; and Melvina Kiley. Early worship services were held in the Muscrat School and under an arbor. A sanctuary was built in 1924-25. Sunday school facilities and a parsonage were added later. This church has served Avalon for over 100 years.

This page last updated: 8/30/2009

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