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First Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth

  Texas Historical Markers
1000 Penn St., Fort Worth, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 44' 50.109468", -97° 20' 33.298152"
    Texas State
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     The Fort Worth Presbyterian Church was organized in 1873 with ten charter members. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, U. S. (Southern), the congregation built a frame sanctuary at the corner of 4th and Calhoun Streets. In 1886 the name was changed to First Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth, and a new stone structure was built in 1890. A Fort Worth congregation of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church was formed in 1878. When the Cumberland Presbyterian Church affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. (Northern) in 1906, the word Cumberland was dropped from the local church's name. Desiring to work together to serve the community with worship and missionary programs, the two Fort Worth congregations united in 1916 to form a federation, the first such union in Texas. The members met together and shared one pastor, but maintained separate national affiliations. The congregation erected a new edifice at this site, opening it on December 23, 1956. The Southern and Northern denominations united in 1983 to form the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). (1992)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

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