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Religion and Churches
of Coleman County, Texas

from A History of Coleman County and Its People, 1985
edited by Judia and Ralph Terry, and Vena Bob Gates - used by permission
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Introduction to Religion and Churches
by Ralph Terry

Even though we did not receive histories of a few active churches of Coleman County, for inclusion in Coleman County and Its People, in 1983, we attempted to cover all that could be located with photographs.  Over the years, Coleman County has seen many churches come and go with the population shifts ... a shame that more was not written down about their organization and history.

The religious life during the frontier days was by no means neglected.  Circuit riding preachers made their appearance with the first settlers and carried on their work as best they could. With no churches, services were conducted in the homes of the settlers to which the whole neighborhood came upon the announcement of the visit of some minister.  The first churches were began in the late 1870ís in Coleman, with a Baptist Church about the same time near Trickham.  Santa Anna churches first began in the early 1880ís.

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Known Churches of Coleman County, Texas
Past and Present
The Burkett Churches:
Burkett Bapist Church - Burkett United Methodist Church - Burkett Church of Christ
Cleveland Church of Christ Cleveland Methodist Church
Coleman Churches
Bible Baptist Church Central Baptist Church
Church of God in Christ Church of the Nazarene
The Church of Christ Coleman Community Baptist Church
Concho Baptist Church Emmanuel Baptist Church
Evangel Temple Assemblies of God First Baptist Church
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) First Church of God
First Presbyterian Church First United Methodist Church
Hillcrest Church of Christ The Jehovah's Witnesses
North Coleman Baptist Church Primera Iglesia Bautista
Sacred Heart Catholic Church The Seventh - Day Adventist Chapel
Sims Chapel St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Trinity Methodist Church True Vine Baptist Church
United Pentecostal Church
The Echo Churches Cross Roads Baptist Church
Brown Ranch Methodist Church Brown Ranch Primitive Baptist Church
Fisk Church of Christ Harmony Baptist Church - Brown Ranch
Glen Cove Baptist Church Glen Cove Church of Christ
Gouldbusk Tabernacle Gouldbusk Baptist Church
Gouldbusk Congregational Methodist Church Gouldbusk United Methodist Church
Hill Community - Bethel Baptist Church  Indian Creek - Bethel Methodist Church
Junction Church Leaday Baptist Church
Loss Creek - Shiloh Baptist Church The Novice Churches
Oak Grove Baptist Church Rockwood Baptist Church
Rockwood Church of Christ Rockwood Methodist Church
Santa Anna Churches
Assembly of God Church First Baptist Church
First United Methodist Church Full Gospel Fellowship Church
Latin American Baptist Mission Northside Baptist Church
Presbyterian Churches in Santa Anna Saint Willow Baptist Church
Santa Anna Christian Church Seventh Day Adventists
Santa Anna Southside Church of Christ  
Shield Church of Christ Starkweather Churches
Silver Valley Baptist Church Talpa - Immanuel Baptist Church
Talpa Methodist Church Talpa First Baptist Church
Talpa - First Presbyterian Church Trickham Union Church
Trickham Cumberland Presbyterian Church Trickham Methodist Church
Valera Baptist Church Valera Methodist Church
Voss Baptist Church Voss Methodist Church
Watts Creek - Pilgram Rest Church Whon Baptist Church
The Nazarene Church of Whon Eureka Baptist Church

 
Other Historical Articles about Religion and Churches in Coleman County
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This page updated June 18, 2005
 
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