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GOLIAD'S BAPTIST OAK

Goliad, Texas

by Luke Warm
Goliad's Baptist Oak
Goliad's Baptist Oak
Across from the fire station on the west side of Chilton Street - one block from the town square.

TE photo, 2001
In 1847 the Reverend John Freeman Hillyer arrived from Galveston. In addition to his pastoral duties, he was also an educator and physican. He had left his pastorate in Galveston to establish a college for women in Goliad and this he accomplished with the help of local Baptists in February of 1849.

The Hillyer Female College came into being on the first day of February and three months later Pastor Hillyer organized the first Baptist Church west of the Guadalupe River.

The scene for the ceremony was under the branches of this Live Oak tree on May the seventh 1849. Pastor Hillyer, his wife, two daughters and seven others made up the charter congregation.


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