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Milam County, Texas - Historical Markers

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New Providence Primitive Baptist Church



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Marker TitleNew Providence Primitive Baptist Church
Address.
Location2 miles west of Maysfield on FM 485, at FM 979
Citynear Maysfield
Year Marker Erected2001
Designations.
Text on MarkerConstituted in 1866 with eight charter members, New Providence Primitive Baptist Church has served this rural area of Milam County for over a century. Elders William Thomas and G. W. McDonald were the church's original preachers. Members first held their services in a schoolhouse in Maysfield. This property was deeded to the church in 1899. That same year, members built a white frame structure in which they continued to worship at the turn of the 21st century. The church grounds remain in use as a gathering place for families, and church services continue to reflect the doctrines of the founders. (2001)
SourceTexas Historical Commission's Texas Historic Sites Atlas Database - July 2003

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