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Marystown Baptist Church - Marystown, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 32° 27.581 W 097° 19.249
14S E 657820 N 3592630
Quick Description: The Marystown Baptist Church is at 3900 Conveyor Dr (FM 917), one of the last vestiges of Marystown, nearly seven miles south of Burleson, TX. Sunday services are at 10:45 AM.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/25/2019 8:45:20 PM
Waymark Code: WM10EX0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 2

Long Description:
The church has a small Facebook presence, and is noted by many web-spidered listings, but not much in the way of history is available. However, a 2011 Texas Historical Marker just up the road at the Marystown Cemetery provides some community history, referencing the church:

Families moved to this area in the 1850s, settling among the beautiful trees surrounding Quil Miller Creek and its springs which ran almost year-round. One of the earliest settlers, Cumberland Presbyterian minister J.S. Wilshire, farmed with his wife and seven children by 1853. In 1869, Thomas W. Hollingsworth opened a mill and a large mercantile store. The town was named Marysville for his wife, Mary, the community’s first schoolteacher, who taught in her home just west of the cemetery. A post office operated from 1874-1901 with the name of Marystown, since Texas already had a Marysville. Only the Baptist church and cemetery remain from the historic settlement.

Marystown Cemetery covers more than two acres of the 1859 survey of Isaac A. Jackson. About 1860, he set aside the land for use as a cemetery when he buried a family member whose grave is now unknown. The oldest marked grave is for Martha Jane (Ledbetter) Ware, who died on March 13, 1864. About 15 burials are diphtheria victims from a passing 1870s wagon train. Pioneer settlers buried here include Isaac and Fannie Jackson, Thomas and Mary Hollingsworth, and Robert and William Billingsley, two signers of the 1854 petition to create Johnson County. Many veterans of U.S. military conflicts dating to the Civil War are interred here. Several headstones depict fraternal associations including Woodmen of the World and Masons. The general landscape is traditional in nature. Entrance is through a historic wrought iron arch gate. Family plots are mostly curbed or fenced. The Marystown Cemetery Association formed in 1987 to provide maintenance and oversight of this historic burial ground and its graves which provide a record of area families and a pioneer rural community.


Marystown's "competitor", Marysville is still with us, although it has settled down to become a quiet rural community in Cooke County, not far from the Red River.

Church Name: Marystown Baptist Church

Church In Use (even only just occassionally): yes

Date Church Built: Unknown

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