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  • High Hill - St. Mary's Catholic Church c.1906 Feature
  • Lindsay - Saint Peter's Catholic Church
  • Plantersville - St. Mary's Catholic Church
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  • Longview - Harmon General
  • Hospital Chapel/Speer Chapel
  • Abbott Churches
  • Ackerly
  • Adamsville United Presbyterian Church
  • Addicks - Bear Creek Methodist Church
  • Addielou - Baptist Church 11-10-10
  • Admiral Baptist Church
  • Afton Baptist Church
  • Agua Dulce 4-8-11
  • Albany
  • Aleman - St. Paul's Lutheran Church
  • Alexander - Assembly of God Church
  • Allamoore
  • Allan
  • Alleyton 3-20-10
  • Alpine - First Christian Church
  • Alto
  • Anson - Methodist Church 10-20-10
  • Alvarado - Methodist Church
  • Amarillo - The Polk Street United Methodist Church
  • Ambrose Baptist Church
  • Ammansville - St. John the Baptist c.1919 Feature
  • Ander
  • Andrews - Methodist Church
  • Anna
  • Annona Churches 9-9-10
  • Antelope Churches
  • Aquilla
  • Arbor 8-19-13
  • Argenta
  • Armstrong Colony - Mt. Olive Baptist Church
  • Arneckeville - Zion Lutheran Church
  • Arp 9-12-12
  • Athens 11-25-12
  • Atlas - Cowboy Church 7-9-13
  • Aubrey
  • Austonio 8-9-13
  • Austwell - The Baptist Church
  • Avery 9-26-10
  • Bailey
  • Bailey's Prairie
  • Bald Prairie
  • Bandera
  • Bandera - Polly's Chapel
  • Bandera - St. Stanislaus Catholic Church
  • Barry
  • Bastrop
  • Bateman
  • Beasley 5-8-10
  • Beaukiss
  • Beaumont - Built in 1903 as the First Baprist Church -
    Today The Tyrrell Historical Library Feature
  • Beaver Dam 8-18-10
  • Bee House - Baptist Church
  • Bellevue
  • Bells
  • Belton - First Baptist Church
  • Ben Franklin
  • Benavides - Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church 4-15-12
  • Berclair
  • Berlin - Eben-Ezer Evangelical Lutheran Church 3-31-10
  • Bethany 7-4-10
  • Big Hill
  • Big Spring - Cemetery Funeral Chapel
  • Big Wells 3-2-13
  • Bigfoot
  • Bippus
  • Bivins - Baptist Church 6-5-10
  • Black Jack
  • Blackjack (Shelby County) 1-17-13
  • Blackjack (Smith County)
  • Blackwell - Baptism
  • Blanconia
  • Blanket - Methodist Church
  • Bledsoe
  • Blooming Grove - Methodist Church
  • Bloomington Churches
  • Blue - United Methodist Church
  • Bluegrove
  • Blum
  • Boling - United Methodist Church
  • Bolivar - Divine Nature Church
  • Bomarton - St. John's Catholic Church
  • Bon Wier 8-16-13
  • Bonham - First Presbyterian Church
  • Bono - Baptist Church
  • Boxelder- Salem Baptist Church 9-9-10
  • Bradshaw
  • Brady
  • Branchville - 1869 Old Providence Baptist Church 12-10-10
  • Brandon 7-19-13
  • Brock Churches
  • Bronson Churches 8-24-10
  • Brookesmith - First Baptist Church
  • Brushy Creek - Churches
  • Buffalo Springs
  • Bulah - Adams Chapel Methodist Church
  • Bullock
  • Bunger 10-15-13
  • Burkett Churches
  • Burkeville Methodist Church 12-16-12
  • Burnet
  • Byers 1-10-10
  • Bynum
  • Caddo
  • Caledonia - Caledonia Methodist Church 3-4-12
  • Callisburg
  • Camp San Saba
  • Campbellton
  • Canyon
  • Caps 8-5-10
  • Caradan
  • Carbon 3-24-14
  • Carlton
  • Carmine
  • Carterville 8-12-10
  • Carthage
  • Cartwright
  • Castell - Methodist & Lutheran Churches Feature 9-21-11
  • Castroville - St. Louis Catholic Church 7-28-10
  • Cave Creek - St. Paul Lutheran Church 5-8-11
  • Cayuga 11-2-14
  • Cedar Hill Floyd Co 5-10-13
  • Cedar Lane
  • Cee Vee
  • Cego
  • Celeste
  • Celina
  • Center City - United Methodist Church
  • Center Point
  • Center Point (Kerr County) - United Methodist Church
  • Centerville - First Methodist
  • Cestohowa - The Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church
  • Chalk Hill 3-9-12
  • Champion Baptist Church
  • Channing United Methodist Church 7-14-10
  • Charlie
  • Charlotte
  • Chatfield Churches 9-14-13
  • Cheapside
  • Cherry Spring - Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Chico - The Siddon-Barnes Log Cabin, once the schoolhouse and church
  • Chicota
  • Childress
  • Chillicothe - First United Methodist Church
  • Chireno
  • Choate
  • Christine
  • Christoval
  • Circle
  • Cistern 4-26-14
  • Clairette - Baptist Church
  • Clarendon Churches 11-26-10
  • Clarkson - Clarkson Baptist Church
  • Clarksville
  • Clayton
  • Clearwater
  • Cleburne - Churches
  • Climax 7-14-10
  • Clyde
  • Coahoma 1-6-10
  • Coffeeville
  • Coldspring
  • Colony 5-30-14
  • Coletoville - Martin Luther Lutheran Church 7-5-13
  • College Hill 10-15-10
  • College Mound United Methodist Church
  • Colorado City
  • Comal
  • Concepcion 12-17-14
  • Concord 10-31-12
  • Concord Church Feature No Photos
  • Concordia 5-16-11
  • Cooper
  • Copperas
  • Cottage Hill - Cottage Hill United Methodist Church
  • Cornett 7-30-10
  • Corpus Christi - Churches
  • Coryell City
  • Cottonwood - Methodist Church
  • Cotulla - Methodist Church
  • Coupland - St. Peters United Church Of Christ 1-21-10
  • Courtney - Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church
  • Crabapple - St. John's Lutheran Church c1867
  • Cranfills Gap - The Old Rock Church c1886 Feature
  • Cranfills Gap - St. Olaf's Church c.1917
  • Cresson Churches 9-3-13
  • Crews - Methodist Church
  • Cuero - Presbyterian Church
  • Cundiff Baptist Church
  • Cunningham Churches 1-2-11
  • Custer City
  • Cuthand
  • Dalby Springs - Methodist Church 8-20-10
  • Danville 9-28-12
  • Danevang - The Danish Lutheran Church
  • Davilla
  • Dawson
  • DeBerry Baptist church 2-13-10
  • DeKalb
  • Del Rio
  • Delhi
  • Democrat
  • Denhawken 6-16-11
  • Dennis
  • Desert
  • Detroit
  • Dew
  • Dexter Community Church
  • Dialville - Methodist Church
  • Diana 11-4-12
  • Dobbin 5-6-14
  • Dodge
  • Doole - Baptist Church
  • Dorchester - First Baptist Church
  • Doss - St. Peter Lutheran Church
  • Douglassville Churches 6-5-10
  • Drasco
  • Draw - 1907 Draw United Methodist Church 6-11-10
  • Driftwood Church
  • Dubina - Saints Cyril and Methodius Church Feature
  • Duffau
  • Dundee
  • Oxford 6-29-11
  • Earl - Earle's Chapel Methodist Church
  • Earlywine - ME Church
  • East Bernard - Holy Cross Catholic Church 1-24-10
  • East Columbia 5-13-14
  • East Point 4-6-10
  • East Sweden Presbyterian Church
  • Easterly
  • Ebenezer
  • Echo
  • Ector
  • Eden
  • Edna Hill - Baptist Church
  • El Paso - St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • Elbert
  • Eldorado 3-20-12
  • Elkhart - Pilgrim Church 7-11-11
    First Protestant church in Texas
  • Ellinger
  • Elm Grove Baptist Church
  • Elmdale Baptist Church
  • Elmendorf
  • Elysian Fields
  • Emhouse 3-28-13
  • Emory
  • English 8-21-10
  • Ennis 8-22-14
  • Enon
  • Eola - Church closed
  • Eolian
  • Era
  • Estacado
  • Ethel
  • Eula Methodist Church
  • Evant - Baptist Church
  • Fair Play - Closed Jerusalem Baptist Church
  • Fairland - The old rock church Crownover Chapel
  • Fairlie 6-19-14
  • Fairmont 8-19-13
  • Fairview
  • Falfurrias - Bethel Presbyterian Church Feature
  • Fargo 5-10-10
  • Farmersville
  • Fashing Churches 3-19-10
  • Fate Churches
  • Fedor - Trinity Lutheran Church
  • Fentress Churches
  • Fincastle
  • Finney Baptist Church 1-27-11
  • Flat - Baptist Church
  • Flint Churches
  • Flomot
  • Floresville - Sacred Heart Catholic Church
  • Floyd
  • Floydada 10-18-10
  • Foard City
  • Forestburg
  • Fort Davis
  • Fort Hancock
  • Fort Stockton - Episcopal Church
  • Fort Worth - The First Methodist Church, or the Fourth Street Church
    Little Church in the Warehouse
  • Fowlerton
  • Fredericksburg - Replica of "Vereins Kirche" or "Society's Church"
  • Fredericksburg - Marienkirche (Old St. Mary's Church)
  • Fredonia
  • Frelsburg Texas Churches
  • Freyburg
  • Friendship 10-1-13
  • Friona
  • Fruitvale
  • Funston, Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
  • Gainesville Churches
  • Galloway 3-13-13
  • Galveston Historic Churches
  • Garden City Churches 1-25-10
  • Garwood
  • Gary 6-6-12
  • Gatesville
  • Gause
  • Georgetown - St. John's Methodist Church
  • Georgia 5-13-12
  • Gerald
  • Gethsemane Churches 5-1-10
  • Gibtown Baptist Church
  • Gillett - Gillett Baptist Church
  • Gilmer
  • Glenwood 9-5-12
  • Gober - Baptist Church
  • Goldthwaite 10-12-10
  • Goliad
  • Goodlett First Baptist Church
  • Goodwill - AME Churches
  • Goree
  • Gorman Churches 9-18-13
  • Graball
  • Grandfalls
  • Grapeland
  • Gray 5-1-10
  • Grayback
  • Gray's Prairie
  • Greenvine 1-11-10
  • Groesbeck - First Methodist Church
  • Guerrero, Coahuila, Mexico - Church bell
  • Gulf Prairie
  • Gunsight
  • Gussettville
  • Gustine
  • Guthrie
  • Hackberry - Former Shiloh Lutheran Church
  • Hagensport 3-25-11
  • Hallsville 8-9-10
  • Hamby Churches
  • Hamilton Churches
  • Hamiliton - Rock House Church ruin
  • Happy 5-2-11
  • Hargill Churches 9-26-11
  • Harmony 4-8-12
  • Harper
  • Harriet - Harriet Baptist Church
  • Hartley - Catholic mural
  • Harwood - Little Zion Church
  • Haskell
  • Havana - Iglesia San Jose Church
  • Hawkins
  • Hebbronville - Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church 8-6-10
  • Hebron
  • Hedley First Methodist Church
  • Helena Union Church 6-22-12
  • Hereford
  • Hext
  • Hickston - Mounty Eden Church 3-16-10
  • Hico - First Methodist Church
  • High Hill- St. Mary's Catholic Church c.1906 Feature
  • Hilda - Bethel M.E. Church Feature 4-26-11
  • Hiram - Locust Grove Baptist Church
  • Hobson - St. Boniface Catholic Church 9-2-12
  • Holland Churches
  • Honey Grove Churches Feature
  • Hooks 6-22-10
  • Hope Churches
  • Hubbard
  • Huckabay Churches
  • Huffines 6-8-10
  • Hughes Springs 10-21-10
  • Hutto
  • Ida
  • Illinois Bend - Church and Tabernacle
  • Indian Creek
  • Ireland - Methodist Church
  • Jackboro 10-1-10
  • Jarrell
  • Jayton 6-11-10
  • Jean
  • Jefferson - Churches
  • Jermyn - First Methodist Church, closed Feature 10-1-10
  • Jewett Methodist Church
  • Joaquin
  • Johnson City Churches
  • Johnsville Church of Christ 10-10-13
  • Jonesboro - 1871 Methodist Church
  • Jourdanton - Catholic Church
  • Joy - Joy United Methodist Church 7-1-10
  • Jud - Jud Baptist Church 1-31-13
  • Justin Churches
  • Katemcy - Closed
  • Kenedy - M. E. Church
  • Kentucky Town
  • Kingston
  • Kingsville 1-15-11
  • Kirvin - Churches
  • Knickerbocker
  • Knippa - Emmanuel Lutheran Church 6-19-12
  • Koerth
  • Kosse - Churches
  • Kovar - Saints Peter and Paul's Church
  • Krum
  • La Casa
  • La Coste
  • La Grange Churches
  • La Lomita Chapel Feature
  • La Rosita Holy Cross Catholic Church
  • La Vernia - Immanuel Lutheran Church
  • Ladonia - Churches
  • Lamar - The Chapel in Lamar Cemetery
  • Lamkin - United Methodist Church
  • Lampasas
  • Lanham Methodist Church & Cemetery
  • Larissa - CME Church
  • Las Gallinas - St. Joseph's Catholic Church
  • Las Rusias 7-14-14
  • Latch
  • Latium - Sacred Heart Catholic Church
  • Lawn
  • Lawsonville 12-11-14
  • Leander Churches
  • Leary 7-7-10
  • Ledbetter Churches
  • Leesburg - Baptist Church
  • Leming - Baptist Church
  • Leonard Churches
  • Leigh Churches
  • Levita Baptist Church
  • Levita United Methodist Church
  • Lindsay - Saint Peter's Catholic Church
  • Lingleville - Church of Christ
  • Lipscomb Union Church Feature
  • Little Elm - Button Memorial United Methodist Church
  • Little Hope Baptist Church
  • Little Hope - The Missionary Baptist Church
  • Little New York - St. James Church 3-16-10
  • Littlefield
  • Live Oak Hill 10-17-14
  • Liverpool 6-17-14
  • Lockhart
  • London
  • Lone Oak Methodist Church
  • Lone Star - Lone Star Missionary Baptist Church
  • Longview - Harmon General Hospital Chapel/Speer Chapel Feature 12-22-10
  • Lopeño
  • Loraine - Methodist Church
  • Loving Churches
  • Lowry Crossing - Wilson Chapel
  • Loyal Valley
  • Losoya - Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church
  • Lubbock
  • Lumkins 1-7-10
  • Mabank 9-22-13
  • Macedonia 5-25-12
  • Madras - Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church 8-14-10
  • Mankins
  • Maple Churches
  • Marathon
  • Marcelina
  • Marietta 7-31-10
  • Markham 9-24-12
  • Markley 4-8-14
  • Marlin
  • Marshall
  • Mart
  • Martindale
  • Maryneal
  • Mason - Churches
  • Matagorda - Historic Churches 5-18-11
  • Maud 7-7-10
  • Maxdale
  • Maxwell
  • May - Methodist Church
  • Maydelle 10-17-13
  • Maysfield - Methodist Church
  • Maysfield - Presbyterian Church
  • McCaulley - Baptist Church
  • McFaddin - Infant Jesus of Prague Catholic Church
  • McKinney
  • McLeod - Church of Christ
  • McMahan Chapel Feature 5-30-11
  • McNeil - Baptist Church 1-5-10
  • McNorton 8-8-12
  • Megargel
  • Melvin
  • Memphis - The former Presbyterian Church
  • Mentz
  • Mercedes - Mision Luterana Emanuel
  • Merit
  • Merkel - First Methodist Church
  • Mertens 10-19-13
  • Mertzon 9-14-11
  • Mexia
  • Miami
  • Milford - St James A.M.E. Church
  • Millersview Churches 1-4-11
  • Mineola - St. Peter's Catholic Church
  • Mineral
  • Mingus
  • Mission
  • Montgomery 8-3-11
  • Monthalia 4-24-14
  • Mooreville
  • Moran
  • Moravia - The Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church 12-11-10
    A National Register Property
  • Morgan
  • Moro
  • Moulton
  • Mount Enterprise Churches 6-21-10
  • Mount Mitchell
  • Mount Olive - Primitive Baptist Church
  • Mount Vernon
  • Mount Selman Churches
  • Muenster - Sacred Heart Church
  • Mulberry
  • Muldoon Churches 5-1-14
  • Mullin
  • Mumford
  • Murphy - First Baptist Church
  • Murray Methodist Church
  • Mustang
  • Myra
  • Nacogdoches Churches 4-13-12
  • Naples 8-6-10
  • Neches
  • Needville - St. Michael's Catholic Church
  • Negley 12-24-10
  • Nelsonville 3-11-10
  • Nesbitt Baptist Church 10-22-10
  • Nevada Churches
  • New Braunfels Churches
  • New Corn Hill - Holy Trinity Catholic Church, c.1913
  • New Sweden - New Sweden Lutheran Church
  • New Waverly - St. Joseph's Catholic Church
  • New Wehdem
  • Newport
  • Newsome
  • Noack - Christ Lutheran Church
  • Nocona Churches
  • Nolan
  • Noonday (Harrison County) 8-9-10
  • Noonday (Smith County)
  • Norse - The Old Rock Church c1886
  • Norse - Our Savior's Lutheran Church & Old Rock Church Feature
  • North Chapel - New Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Feature 5-3-11
  • Northfield - Church of Christ 2-26-10
  • Novice Lamar Co
  • Nugent 8-8-12
  • Oak Flats 8-18-12
  • Oakland Colorado Co
  • Oakland - Methodist Church
  • Oakwood
  • Oatmeal - Stone church
  • Odell
  • O'Farrell 6-3-10
  • Oklahoma Lane
  • Ola
  • Old Boston 9-20-12
  • Old Center 3-17-10
  • Old D'Hanis St. Dominic Catholic Church
  • Old Moulton Baptist Church
  • Old Salem 10-15-10
  • Old Waverly
  • Olin
  • Olton 8-21-11
  • Omaha 5-27-12
  • Oplin 7-12-10
  • Orange - First Presbyterian Church
  • Orange Grove 11-20-14
  • Orangedale - Friendship Baptist Church
  • Orchard 4-29-10
  • Ore City 4-19-11
  • Orla - Orla Baptist Mission
  • Osage - Baptist Church
  • Osage
  • Osceola 10-20-13
  • Otto
  • Paint Rock - Methodist Church
  • Palestine Churches
  • Palito Blanco
  • Palmer
  • Paluxy 9-8-13
  • Panna Maria - Immaculate Conception Church
  • Paris - First Methodist Church
  • Paris - The First Presbyterian Church (no image)
  • Parker - Presbyterian Church
  • Patillo Baptist Church
  • Pawnee
  • Paxton Churches
  • Pearl - Church of Christ
  • Pearland - Original Methodist Church
  • Pearsall Churches 3-14-14
  • Peaster Churches
  • Pelham Churches & Historical Marker 9-3-13
  • Peoria Baptist Church
  • Pep
  • Perry Churches
  • Perryton - Gray Church C1916
  • Perryville Churches
  • Pert - Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church 9-28-13
  • Petrolia
  • Pettus
  • Petty - Churches
  • Peyton Colony - Mount Horeb Baptist Church
  • Pidcoke - Methodist Church
  • Pierce 7-4-13
  • Pilot Point
  • Pin Oak St. Mary's Catholic Church 7-2-14
  • Pine Island Baptist Church
  • Pine Springs Baptist Church 6-5-12
  • Pinehill Churches
  • Piney - Piney Baptist Church
  • Pipe Creek
  • Pittsburg Historic Churches Feature
  • Placid Baptist Church
  • Plantersville - St. Mary's Catholic Church Feature
  • Pleasant Ridge 10-5-12
  • Plum
  • Point
  • Ponder
  • Port Lavaca 8-22-13
  • Port O'Connor
  • Portland 10-14-13
  • Posey - Immanuel Lutheran Church
  • Poth
  • Porterville
  • Postoak
  • Pottsboro
  • Pottsville - The closed Immanuel Church
  • Poynor - First Baptist Church 9-7-12
  • Power Point
  • Praha - St. Mary's Church c1892 Feature
  • Prairie Lea Churches
  • Priddy - Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Pritchett 9-5-12
  • Prosper
  • Providence
  • Pumphrey
  • Pumpville
  • Purmela - Baptist Church
  • Purves - Baptist Church
  • Quanah
  • Queen City
  • Quihi - Church Steeple
  • Quitman
  • Rabke Methodist Church
  • Rainbow - Baptist Church
  • Randolph 11-19-14
  • Ranger
  • Ravenna
  • Reagan
  • Reagan Wells
  • Realitos - Catholic Church
  • Red Rock
  • Redwater Churches
  • Refugio - Catholic Church
  • Rhineland - St. Josephs Catholic Church
  • Richland - St. John German Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Richmond 2-2-13
  • Ridge - Former church building
  • Ringgold
  • Rising Star
  • Roaring Springs
  • Robert Lee
  • Roby
  • Rochelle
  • Rocksprings
  • Rocky Mound
  • Roosevelt
  • Rosalie
  • Round Mountain
  • Rowena - St. Joseph's Catholic Church
  • Roxton
  • Royse City - First United Methodist Church
  • Rucker 10-12-13
  • Ruidosa
  • Rusk
  • Sadler - Methodist
  • Sagerton - Faith Lutheran Church 8-2-12
  • Saint Hedwig - The Annunciation Catholic Church
  • Saint Jo - Methodist Church
  • Salado - First United Methodist Church
  • San Augustine
  • San Diego Churches
  • San Elizario - San Elizario Chapel
  • San Felipe
  • San Marcos
  • San Perlita
  • San Saba Historic Churches
  • Sand Flat - Church of Christ
  • Sand Hill Churches 3-14-12
  • Sanderson - Catholic Church
  • Sandoval
  • Sanger - Landmark Baptist Church & more
  • Santa Anna - Santa Anna First Baptist Church
  • Santa Maria - Chapel
  • Santo - The First Baptist Church
  • Saspamco - Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
  • Sayers
  • School Hill - The Churches of School Hill by Charlie Turnbo Feature
  • Schulenburg - Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery Feature
    Black church and cemetery
  • Scotland - St. Boniface Catholic Church
  • Serbin - St. Paul's Lutheran Church historical marker
  • Seymour Texas - First Christian Church
  • Shady Grove
  • Shankleville - Mount Hope & Mount Zion 5-21-13
  • Shannon
  • Sharp 5-14-13
  • Shelbyville - First United Methodist Church
  • Shep
  • Shiner - Saints Cyril and Methodius Church Feature
  • Shive - Lutheran Church
  • Sierra Blanca Churches
  • Simmons - Community Church
  • Simonton 6-22-13
  • Simpsonville
  • Singleton
  • Sinton
  • Skidmore
  • Slaton
  • Slocum 2-14-13
  • Smithland
  • Snook
  • Socorro - Mission Socorro
  • Somerset Churches
  • South Bend - Church ruins
  • South Purmela - United Methodist Church
  • Southland
  • Southmayd Baptist Church
  • Spanish Camp
  • Spanish Fort
  • Spofford
  • Spring Creek 8-10-12
  • St. Francisville - St. Francis Cathollic Church
  • St. John Colony
  • St. Paul
  • Stamford
  • Staples
  • Star - Bible School
  • Star Churches
  • Starrville
  • Stephenville - Historical House Museum - Church
  • Sterling City
  • Stewards Mill - Harmony Church
  • Stewart - Freewill Baptist Church
  • Stoneburg
  • Stonewall
  • Stony - United Methodist Church
  • Stranger
  • Strawn - St. John Catholic Church
  • Styx 9-22-13
  • Sublime - Churches
  • Sudan
  • Swartwout - Pleasant Hill Methodist Church
  • Sweet Home
  • Sweetwater
  • Swinney Switch
  • Swiss Alp 11-1-13
  • Sylvester
  • Taft Churches and Historical Marker
  • Tatum
  • Taylor
  • Tecula - Baptist Church
  • Tehuacana
  • Telephone - Telephone Methodist Church
  • Teneryville (absorbed into Longview)
  • Tennessee Colony
  • Terrell - Churches
  • Terryville - Churches
  • Texarkana Churches
  • Thalia
  • The Grove - St. Pauls Lutheran Church
  • Thomaston - Mt. Bethany Baptist Church
  • Thornberry
  • Thorp Spring - Church of Christ
  • Thurber - St. Barbara Catholic Church
  • Timpson
  • Tioga
  • Tivoli
  • Tom Bean
  • Topsey - Methodist Church
  • Tours
  • Toyah - Methodist Church, Baptist Church, Catholic Church, Christian Church
  • Trickham - Trickham Union Church
  • Trent
  • Trenton
  • Troup - Churches
  • Truby
  • Truscott
  • Tuleta
  • Turnersville - Turnersville Community Church
  • Tucker - AME Church and Church of God
  • Turkey Creek Baptist Church
  • Tuscola
  • Tuxedo 7-26-12
  • Tyler - First Baptist Church
  • Tyler
  • Truby
  • Twin Sisters - St. Mary's Chapel
  • Tynan 4-29-14
  • Umbarger - St Mary's Catholic Church
  • Val Verde Baptist Church
  • Valentine
  • Valley Mills
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  • Vanderbilt 10-7-14
  • Vattmann - Our Lady of Consolation c1920
  • Vaughn 7-18-14
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  • Violet - St. Anthony's Church c. 1919
  • Voca - The closed Mt. Tabor Church
  • Vsetin - Vsetin's bedrock was the Evangelical Unity of the Czech-Moravian Brethren Church c1894
  • Waco - The closed Bethlehem Baptist Church
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  • The Watts Chapel Methodist Church
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  • Weimar - St. Michaels Catholic Church Feature
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  • Wesley - Wesley Brethren Church National Register of Historic Places
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  • West New Hope - United Methodist Church
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  • Whitt Seminary 11-9-14
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  • Wickett 8-14-13
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  • William Penn - The Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church c.1893
  • Willow City
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  • Woodrow 10-24-13
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  • Zephyr - Former Presbyterian Church, Community Center today
  • Zigzag
    More to come
  • Synagogues or Temples
  • The B'nai Abraham Synagogue, Brenham Feature
    Believed to be the oldest Orthodox synagogue in continuous use in Texas
  • Rabbi Cohen by Archie P. McDonald
    Rabbi Henry Cohen (1863-1952) - Rabbi of Galveston's Temple B’nai Israel, provided a place for thousands of Jewish immigrants routed through the port of Galveston.
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  • Texas Mormons by Clay Coppedge
    If Lyman Wight could have had his way, Texas and not Utah might have become home to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the Mormon Church...
  • Christ Church Cathedral in Houston by Wanda Orton 6-11-14
  • Strangers in a Strange Land by Britt Towery
    A new book on the lives and ministry of a Miles, Texas Sweetheart & A Comanche Co. Texas Cowboy
  • Pure Gospel by Bob Bowman
    Throughout East Texas are hundreds of gospel music venues where people gather on weekends to hear songs that you’ll hear only in churches...
  • Schulenburg Preacher Honored as Bike Bug Brother of 2011 – Building A Church by Mike Schneider
    Reverend Johnny Moore of Schulenburg, Texas
  • Rev. Marcus Valenta achieves longest active-duty record in U.S. history by Murray Montgomery
    Of all the chaplains in the U.S. Armed Forces, one has seen longer continuous combat-theatre duty than any other...
  • William B. Bloys and Bloys Camp Meeting by C. F. Eckhardt
    In 1878 a rather slightly built man with blue-gray eyes came to Fort Davis, Texas. He was a native of Tennessee and an ordained Presbyterian minister. The man’s name was William B. Bloys. While a lot of folks have heard about another denizen of the trans-Pecos, Roy Bean, William B. Bloys was far more influential, though far less widely known.
  • Father Joseph Keller
  • The Tar and Feathering of Father Joseph M. Keller, Slaton, Texas, 1920's by James Villanueva 10-1-10
    On a Saturday night, March 4, 1922, in Slaton, what may have begun as a whisper, an aside, a comment, or just mindless chatter, transformed the community...
  • Candy Shops and Crossbones; Slaton, Texas 1920s by James Villanueva
    The night when Reverend Hardesty was to address the Skull and Crossbones militia, the Associated Press carried an account of it. “On Sunday night there were more people on the outside of the church building than on the inside,” he wrote. “People came from a radius of fifty miles.”...
  • The Circuit Rider by Bob Bowman
    Fowler was a circuit rider, missionary, marksman, chaplain of the Texas Senate and a brilliant pulpiteer who rode and walked thousands of miles between the Sabine River and San Antonio to found many of Texas’ Methodist churches...
  • Texas Mormons Clay Coppedge
    If Lyman Wight could have had his way, Texas and not Utah might have become home to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the Mormon Church. Wight brought about 150 fellow Mormons across the Red River into Texas in November of 1845...
  • Making Prayer A Habit Really Works by Britt Towery
    Prayer has been an important and basic part of religions all the way back to the time of the dinosaurs. (Save your opinions on dinosaurs and humans living at the same time. I know they did not.) Here are some opinions on prayer...
  • Random Notes from East Texas by Bob Bowman
    The Holy Oak - An image of Jesus in the end of the limb.
  • It was a time we must never forget by Britt Towery
    Too soon we forget the terrorism of the 1950s and 1960s. The cross-burnings, obscene telephone calls, character assassination and political intrigue on those who believed in and fought for human rights and dignity, and against bigotry, hate and indifference.I was reminded of those years when I read of the passing of a man who stood for equality for all races. Charles Wellborn...
  • The Good Old Days (for Some of Us) by Britt Towery
    About five years after America’s Civil War ended, 1870, the majority of American Protestants were of the strong opinion that America was a Christian nation. There was in the nineteenth century indications that the Protestant majority carried the day...
  • Preacher Freeman by Mike Cox
    Religious beliefs aside, all of us owe a debt to the early-day Baptist and Methodist preachers who made their way to Texas to try to make a dent in all its sinners. Those Bible-toters not only saved souls, being literate in an era when many were not, they saved a lot of history in their written recollections...
  • Mobeetie Preachers by Mike Cox
    In 1887 newly married John M. Barcus filled the pulpit of the Methodist Church in Graham, then one of only a handful of towns in Northwest Texas...
  • Fall Roundup by Mike Cox
    Anyone who likes to hunt dove knows that hitting a small, fast-moving object in the air is not easy. In his 1937 book, “Memories,” J.B. Cranfill told the story of J. M. Carroll, a man who had the reputation of being the best wing shot in Texas...
  • Memorial Day Services at Old Saltillo Church by Robert Cowser
  • Sanctified Sisters by Clay Coppedge
    "... In their day, which ran roughly from the 1860s to just after the turn of the century, the Sanctified Sisters existed as one of the most unusual and, in their own way, influential religious groups in Bell County history..."
  • Pistol-packing Preacher by Bob Bowman
    On his first morning in Groveton Lee presided at the funeral of a young church member who had been murdered. He soon named criminals from his pulpit and where they gathered...
  • Lord's Acre by Mike Cox
    "... In addition to whatever they might put in the collection plate each week, many farmers used to give the proceeds from one acre of their crop land to their church each year. Though not as common as it used to be, the tradition has endured in some corners of Texas..."
  • Rev. John August Tubbe by W. T. Block Jr.
    An Immigrant Farmer, Sawmiller, and Preacher
    In 1845 the gates opened widely for a flood of German immigration to Texas...
  • The Parker Family by Bob Bowman
    "... In the 1820s, Daniel Parker, an anti-missionary Baptist leader and member of the Parker clan that produced Cynthia Ann, stirred up Baptists in Illinois with his separatist beliefs and eventually led his family and neighbors to East Texas to write a new religious chapter in Texas history..."

  • Man with a Method by Archie P. McDonald
    "... Samuel Doak McMahon held the first meeting of Methodists in Texas in his home, located ten or so miles east of San Augustine, in 1832, but the arrival of Littleton Fowler in 1837 was the first authorized Methodist activity there..."
  • Rev. Jonas Franklin Dancer by Mike Cox
    The namesake of Dancer Peak in Llano County
  • The Lady in Blue by Bob Bowman
    For longer than anyone can remember, the story of “the lady in blue” has existed on the fringes of East Texas history and religion.
  • A Prudent Use of Guilt by Maggie Van Ostrand
  • Racing Parson by Mike Cox
    How a preacher held a horse race and build a church
  • The Church Lights by Bob Bowman
    When the church decided to phase out the old kerosene lights for safety reasons, Clark went to Jefferson Lighting Company of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and told them what he wanted..
  • Creating a Gospel Classic by Bob Bowman ("All Things Historical")
  • Crusty Old Baptist by Murray Montgomery ("Times Past")
  • Dogs in Church by Murray Montgomery ("Times Past")
  • Fray Antonio Margil de Jesus: Missionary by Archie P. McDonald
  • McMahan's Chapel by Archie P. McDonald ("All Things Historical")
  • Mission Tejas by Bob Bowman ("All Things Historical")
  • Nuestra Senora de los Dolores de los Ais Mission by Archie P. McDonald
  • Holy Rolling by Rick Vanderpool
    All the "holy" places in Texas
  • John Wesley Kenney - (1799-1865) "One of great pioneer Methodist ministers of Texas"
  • Francis Wilson - Historical Marker
    "A central figure in the early days of Texas Methodism..."

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