Independence Baptist Church

10405 FM 50, Brenham, TX 77833

Independence Baptist Church was begun in August of 1839 and is the oldest continuously serving Baptist church in Texas.

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Description 

The Independence Baptist Church was begun in August of 1839 and is the oldest continuously serving Baptist church in Texas. Since it began, the church has never ceased to meet. The old adobe church burned in the spring of 1872 and this building was built on top of the old foundation in the fall of 1872.

Independence Baptist Church was the church of Sam Houston. In 1854, President Sam Houston was baptized in the Independence Baptist Church. His wife, Margaret Moffette Lea, 8 children, and mother-in-law were also members of this church. Mrs. Houston and her mother Mrs. Nancy Lea are buried across the street “Within sound of the bell”.

Update Log 

  • September 25, 2017: Added by Dan Mills

Sources 

  • Dan Mills - dwmcse [at] gmail [dot] com