|This church is a living symbol of the courage and fortitude, vision and faith that carved out of a stubborn wilderness not only homes but Tarrant and surrounding counties' first link with religion.|
|Pearl Foster O'Donnell|
|A summary of the organization of Lonesome Dove Baptist Church including the names of the charter members is carved in a granite marker. This memorial stone is located near the front of the church.|
|LONESOME DOVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETARY|
Organized Feb. 1846 in Chas. & Lucinda Throop's home 3 mi. east by 12 Baptists. Joined the next day by 11 Baptists. Eld. J. Hodge, Deacon James Gibson formed the presbytery. 1st building at this site 1847.
|Hall Medlin - Clerk||Maryann (Foster) Leonard|
|John Freeman - Moderator||Felix Mullikin|
|Nancy (Harris) Freeman||Rachel Foster Mullikin|
|Mary Medlin Anderson||Henry Suggs|
|Susannah (Medlin) Foster||Saleta (Foster) Suggs|
|Lucina (Foster) Throop||Henry Atkinson|
Note: The text is transcribed in accordance with the marker inscription.
Services have been held at Lonesome Dove Baptist Church for over 150 years. The church is located at:
2380 Lonesome Dove Road
Southlake, Texas 76092.
Phone: (817) 488-9568
O'Donnell, Pearl Foster. Lonesome Dove Baptist Church. Fort Worth, Texas, 1968.
__________. Trek to Texas. Fort Worth, Texas: Branch-Smith, Inc., 1966.
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