Dallas, Texas

Author: Mike Magers

First Baptist Church of Dallas

First Baptist Church of Dallas 1867-2007 (Used with permission) When Col. W. L. and Lucinda William moved to Dallas in1867 to set up his law practice, they wanted to worship at a Baptist church.  Two little Baptists churches had already failed and a third one, Pleasant View Baptist, moved to the “suburbs,” or rather a small…
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Antioch Baptist Church

The church committee of Pleasant Valley was to be duly appointed, or elected, by the citizens of Pleasant Valley. This appointed committee then superintended construction of the Arbor Church around 1873. This building was used as a meeting place for the Baptist, Christian, Methodist Episcopal, and Cumberland Presbyterian church members. Thomas G. Cherry and D.…
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Cottonwood Church of Christ

Established 1866History of the Cottonwood Church dates back to 1866. The old record book of the church’s earliest history has ended up in the care of the Wylie Christian Church. The following information was found in the 1866 record book, “State of Texas, County of Kaufman, (now Rockwall County) the undersigned met together on the…
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100 Years Ago

Pioneer Dallas Couple to Celebrate Golden Wedding – Dallas Morning News, Sunday, May 30, 1920, Dallas, Texas, Page: Two The golden anniversary of their wedding will be celebrated by Mr. and Mrs. James Allen McMurry at their home, 1305 Casey Street on Wednesday from r to 10 p. m. They were married in 1870…and came…
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First Christian Church of Rowlett

Rowlett was a tiny farming community of less than 1,000 people when a church of the Disciples of Christ was founded there in 1893. It was the first church to be organized in this area of cotton, corn and onions. Thirteen church pioneers led by Aunt Ebb Coyle, who donated part of her farmland for…
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Pleasant Valley Cemetery

We recently discovered some historical articles on Dallas County cemeteries. This one concerns Sachse’s Pleaseant Valley Cemetery. The Pleasant Valley Cemetery is located on Merritt Road in northeast Dallas County, one-quarter mile north of Pleasant Valley Road. A concrete driveway divides the new part from the old part. The old portion consist of all property…
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Cottonwood Cemetery

We recently discovered some historical articles about cemeteries in Dallas County. This story concerns Cottonwood Cemetery. The Cottonwood Cemetery is located at 2920 Whitely Road, in the northeastern corner of unincorporated Dallas County. The east end of the cemetery abuts Cotton-wood Creek. This cemetery is part of the J. C. Johnson Survey and the land…
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Hampton Place Baptist Church

This is from a vintage article by DCPA about the history of this church: A large crowd attended the Seventieth Anniversary of Hampton Place Baptist Church on Sunday, March 14, 1999 for a time of worship, praise and reminiscing. This seventy-year-old church grew from the concern of a retired pastor and a group of neighbors.…
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