Photograph by Milam County Deputy Sheriff Greg Kouba &
Milam County Deputy Sheriff Reese Lockett - 25 July 2003
|Marker Title||New Providence Primitive Baptist Church|
|Location||2 miles west of Maysfield on FM 485, at FM 979|
|Year Marker Erected||2001|
|Text on Marker||Constituted 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)|
|Source||Texas Historical Commission's Texas Historic Sites Atlas Database - July 2003|
Created on 27 July 2003 and last revised on 21 Apr 2004.