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103-year-old Kilgore church declared a piece of history

A 103-year-old church in Kilgore will be recognized by the Texas Historical commission with its latest marker.

Credit Hickory Grove Baptist Church Facebook.

Hickory Grove Baptist Church was built in 1912.

According to the Longview News-Journal, a church member submitted the application. The Texas Historical Commission website says that a building has to meet certain age, significance, and architectural requirements to obtain a marker. This one is noted for its age.

The century-old, auditorium-style church is now used for exercise and youth programs. It’s located across the street from a new worship center that was built in the 1990s.

The marker at Hickory Grove Baptist Church will be unveiled during a ceremony on July 19 at 2:30 p.m.

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