VERBENA CHURCH

Garza Co., Texas' first Church

1910 - Brush Arbor at the Verbena Church

Henrietta Nichols born 1896 in Garza County, daughter of  Milford Riley Nichols and Isabel Graham Sowell,  wrote the "History of Verbena Church" from her personal memories of growing up in Garza County and the Verbena Church.  She says, "In 1902, August, an arbor was built of poles and covered with schinnery brush and that was Garza County's first Church, built without hammer or nails."

Read her account of this time in the history of Garza County:

LINK:  Henrietta's HISTORY

 

1913 Verbena Church

Henrietta would have been about 17 and is one of those in this picture.

 

CHURCH CORNERSTONE

VERBENA CHURCH
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
ORGANIZED IN GARZA COUNTY AUG 24, 1902
PASTOR REV J.V. BILLBERRY
CHURCH CLERK J.B. COTTON
DEACONS; J.B. COTTON, R.I. SELI, J.B. BARROW
CHARTER MEMBERS;  J.B. COTTON, M.C. COTTON, FORD COTTON, ISABEL NICHOLS, RAE NICHOLS, IONA NICHOLS, ANNIE COTTON, MAMIE GRAHAM, VIRGINIA BARROW
THIS CORNER STONE IS DEDICATED TO THESE AND TO THE OTHER FAITHFUL ONES WHO HELPED TO PROMOTE THE GROWTH OF THIS CHURCH

 

Current Pictures of the Verbena Church Building

Photo's taken and Submitted by:  Donnie G. Helton

 

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