Gregg County Churches G-R
Gum Spring Presbyterian Church (New Danville): There is a historical marker located in Danville Cemetery, just off Danville Rd., 4 mi. north of Kilgore. Named for a nearby spring with gum log curb; organized Oct. 7, 1850, by the Rev. J. M. Becton. The 1850 roll: Mr. and Mrs. Meshack Barber, S. S. Barnett, Mrs. T. C. Barnett, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Scott, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Sloan, Nancy Sloan, Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Templeton. The log church of 1849 burned on Dec. 31, 1857; its present structure, built in 1858, housed the Danville Masonic Lodge No. 101 and (1858-73) Danville Masonic Female Academy, the parent institution of Lon Morris College. Moving in 1874, the congregation became the First Presbyterian Church of Kilgore.
Peatown Christian Church: (History from Texas Disciples by Colby Hall, pg. 101 submitted by Angela Jewell) Nuggett Hill Historical marker location: take IH-20 west for 10 mi., then 4 mi. south on FM 2011. This church traces its history to a Disciples of Christ congregation (Christian Union Church) organized near Cambden in 1852. When that church disbanded during the early 1870s, its members formed new congregations in other places. The Peatown Christian Church was organized in 1871 with twelve charter members. It drew families from the ante bellum settlement of Edwardsville, commonly known as Peatown, and neighboring rural communities. Its members worshiped in the old Christian Union Church building for over 50 years and held baptisms in the nearby spring.
Pine Tree Cumberland Presbyterian:
This is the oldest organized Presbyterain Church in Gregg
Pinewood Chruch of the Christian
& Missionary Alliance: In 1948
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