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Carbon, Texas

History

Carbon Methodist Church Building. Organized in 1890 by I. N. Reeves, the Carbon Methodist Church met in the section house of the Texas Central Railroad and a mercantile store until a sanctuary was erected in 1914. This structure was rebuilt in the 1920s after a fire. The building is an important example of the Craftsman style of architecture. Features include a corner entrance, decorative window details, and bracketed eaves. The church disbanded in 1991. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1996.

First Baptist Church in Carbon. Organized under a brush arbor soon after the founding of the town of Carbon, this congregation traces its history to 1885. The Rev. W.B. Cobb served as first pastor of the church, which began with twelve charter members. Through the years the congregation has grown and established organizations such as the Woman's Missionary Society and youth programs. Members of the church have participated in area missionary activities. First Baptist Church has been part of the history of Carbon for over one hundred years. Historical Marker, erected in 1988, located at 210 E. Cannel St..

The Carbon City Jail is also a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark.

Location

Carbon, TX 32° 16' 14.484" N, 98° 49' 43.2192" W