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Taken 22-Oct-13
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Keywords:First Baptist Church of San Saba, San Saba County, San Saba Historical Marker, Texas Historical Marker
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Dimensions4928 x 3264
Original file size9.53 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken22-Oct-13 10:31
Date modified22-Oct-13 10:31
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D7000
Focal length17 mm
Focal length (35mm)25 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/250 at f/8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 160
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
First Baptist Church of San Saba

First Baptist Church of San Saba

San Saba
San Saba County, Texas
31 11.756' N 98 43.364' W
208 W. Wallace

Text: Prior to the establishment of the town of San Saba, a group of citizens formed a Baptist congregation which met in homes three miles east on Simpson Creek. Formed in 1856, the congregation was served by missionary preacher T. Howard (1817-1882). The members agreed to move their church to town as soon as the site was determined. When the first San Saba Courthouse was completed in 1857, the Baptist congregation began meeting there, continuing until 1878, when they met in a small schoolhouse. In 1883, under the guidance of The Rev. McHenry Seal (1877-1957), a church building was erected at 307 E. Storey Street. A parsonage was added in 1899. Both structures were destroyed by fire in 1923. A building fund was started, and in 1924 the present site was acquired and a new church was begun. The basement construction was of marble donated by a local quarry, which closed due to financial troubles. The building was completed using red brick. A native stone parsonage was built in 1932. In 1947, an educational facility was added, using converted barracks purchased from Fort Hood. A new educational wing was built in 1973, and the sanctuary was remodeled in 1982.