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Providence Church and Cemetery

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16 mi. SE off FM 323 on CR 1223, Palestine, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 31° 39' 36.9", -95° 24' 35.7984"
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    On March 20, 1858, W. T. Miller deeded eight acres of land here to trustees Lemuel Mullins, Chairman, D. Capp and Wm. Webb, for school purposes and burial ground. W. M. Hardy added a half-acre to even north line. These gifts met a pressing need for a central place to educate the children in this farmland area. Local residents (including Freemasons) donated work and materials, fenced the churchyard cemetery, and built a two-story structure to house the Providence School and Providence Missionary Baptist Church downstairs, and Providence Lodge No. 400, A.F. & A.M. (later to be Elkhart Lodge), upstairs. Providence was second missionary Baptist church in Anderson County. After tornado damage to building in 1900, school was discontinued. The present one-story building was salvaged and repaired with original materials, and regular church services continued through 1935. The cemetery, still used for burials, has some graves of settlers who arrived in the days, and for years held school and worship in their own homes. Providence celebrated its centennial July 4-18, 1958, with nightly church services. The annual homecoming is held the first Sunday in June, with morning service followed by dinner on the ground. (1973)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Providence Church and Cemetery Historical Marker Location Map, Palestine, Texas

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