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Title: First Presbyterian Church of Waxahachie (Waxahachie, Texas) records
Dates: 1922-1978
Accession Number(s): 1993-006
Extent: ¾ inch
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Austin Seminary Archives at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Administrative History: The First Presbyterian Church of Waxahachie, Texas was established on November 19, 1871 and discontinued operations in 1979. The church was a member of the Presbyterian Church of the United States (PCUS). Waxahachie is located about thirty miles south of Dallas in Ellis County.

Scope and Contents: This collection consists of .75 inches of reports, articles, correspondence, programs and other material documenting the history of the First Presbyterian Church of Waxahachie.

This material was donated to the Austin Seminary Archives in 1993 by Dean Gray, a former member of the Session of the First Presbyterian Church of Waxahachie.

Related Collections: For a list of other collections at the Austin Seminary Archives with information on this congregation, see the Index to Congregational History Materials.

Restrictions: Materials are available by appointment only. Contact the archivist for details.

Index Terms:
First Presbyterian Church (Waxahachie, Tex.)
Presbyterian Church--Texas--History.
Waxahachie (Tex.)--Church history.

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Preferred Citation: First Presbyterian Church of Waxahachie (Waxahachie, Texas) records, 1922-1978, Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary


Box Number:
B031a   Directory:
    Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., Forreston, Texas, [copy], 1922
    January 16, 1927
    January 30, 1927
    Handwritten draft, circa 1969-1970
    Program inserts:
    “100th Anniversary, November 14, 1871-1971, First Presbyterian Church Waxahachie, Texas, Haves R. White, Minister” with A Brief History of the First Presbyterian Church U.S. Waxahachie, Texas, [three copies and a handwritten draft], 1971
    Newspaper articles [all about FPC Waxahachie]:
    “Impressive Ceremony Commemorates 58th Church Anniversary,” The Waxahachie Daily Light, November 17, 1929
    “Church History is Interesting, Pioneers are Recalled, 1st Presbyterian 65 Years Old,” The Waxahachie Daily Light, November 18, 1936
    “1st Presby. 75th Birthday Impressive,” November 19, 1946
    ”First Presbyterians Form Church Here Nov. 19, 1871,” October 20, 1963
    The First Presbyterian Church Waxahachie Texas, Presbytery of Dallas, Synod of Texas, (A Brief History prepared in March 1936), Diamond Jubilee of the Presbyterian Church, U.S., Centennial of the Independence of Texas, 1936
    Inspective of First Presbyterian Church, Ted Jones and Robert Hall (architects and engineers), [two copies, both copies include a photograph of the church and architectural plans], July 2, 1965
    Untitled, on the history of First Presbyterian Church, 1971
    Session’s Annual Statistical Report for the Office of the General Assembly, Presbyterian Church in the United States, The United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, Form A, church’s copy, 1977
    B. Blake Breitenhirt, Jr. of First Presbyterian Church of Eastman, Georgia To First Presbyterian Church of Waxahachie, August 18, 1978
    Richard T. Davis, Clerk of the Session, First Presbyterian church of Waxahachie to Office of Administrator, Presbyterian Children’s Home, Itasca, Texas, [final letter and handwritten draft], August 19, 1978
    First Presbyterian Church, Waxahachie, Texas, circa 1967-1969
B025a   Photograph:
    First Presbyterian Church of Waxahachie, front and side facades, 8” X 10” black and white, Moreland Herring Photography of Waxahachie, Texas, May 1966

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