Bazette Baptist Church and Cemetery
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Bazette, Navarro County, Texas


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Location: 5 miles NW on FM 636, Bazette

Bazette Baptist Church and Cemetery

The early farming settlement of Bazette, named for a Baptist preacher, developed before the Civil War. In 1881, postmaster and store owner William Ellison (1840-1906) deeded land at this site for the community's Baptist church. First known as Liberty Missionary Baptist Church, the congregation may have formed as early as the 1860s. In 1890, the Deacons purchased adjoining land from J. L. Jennings for the establishment of a cemetery. The oldest marked grave is that of Johnnie Hiett (1881-1891). The church and cemetery serve as reminders of the area's early history.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986

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