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First Baptist Church of Mixon- Jacksonville,Cherokee County,Texas

Directions: 4.2  mi N of Jacksonville on US 69,  5.1 mi E on FM 177 to FM 3052

Marker #: 5073011800

Year Dedicated: 2000

Size: 18"x 28"

First Baptist Church of Mixon- The first church in this area, then known as Pine Springs, was established as

 an ecumencial church in 1853. The Rev. E.M. Carter and Elias Stephens, a deacon, established the Union

Baptist Church in 1866 with 15 members, all fromerly of the earlier congregation.  The church was renamed

 Pine Springs Baptist Church in 1881.  Members erected a white frame building on this site in 1887.  The

community was renamed Mixon when a post office was established in 1889.  The Rev. W.R. White, later

president of Baylor University, served the church from 1911 to 1913.  The settlement grew over the next

 several years.  In 1946 the church was renamed First Baptist Church of Mixon.  A new building was erected

in 1952.  Among the last vestiges of Mixon, the church continues in the traditions of its founders. (2000).