Pilot Grove Baptist Church
1217 Pilot Grove Rd.
View Photograph at bottom of this page.
Land was donated by Hezekiah Warden on June 3, 1848, to the United
Baptist Church. The church was organized by Elder John A. Piars, Elder
Benjamin Watson, and Elder George F. Calor. The congregation met in members'
homes until funds were sufficient to build a sanctuary in December, 1876.
Records show that on August 14, 1858, Adeline Marchman was the first to
be received into the church by profession of faith. The original building
was damaged by a tornado in the early 1900s. In April, 1917, the structure
now standing was erected. With settlers arriving, by 1850 Pilot Grove was
one of the largest communities in Grayson County. It boasted a post office,
two doctors, a blacksmith, grist mill, a drug store and one of the first
cotton gins. Until World War II the community thrived, then people abandoned
their homes for the armed forces and defense jobs in larger cities. Pilot
Grove Baptist Church is still active, with worship services and community
Lester, Lee & Dave Taylor, Sons of Maurice and Harriett
& Maurice L. and Jefferson L. Taylor
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