164-year congregation proud of pioneer past

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From indigenous encampment to historic church, Black Oak still stands

  • Black Oak Baptist Church shines after 111 years standing at its location off FM 69 near Como. The congregation has existed for 164 years. Staff photo by Taylor Nye
    Black Oak Baptist Church shines after 111 years standing at its location off FM 69 near Como. The congregation has existed for 164 years. Staff photo by Taylor Nye
COMO—The black oak tree has special properties. It grows in cool, moist soils and can show the layman where land is elevated and well-drained. Perhaps this is why the early Nadaco tribe of the Caddo Indians made their seasonal home here, in a grove of black oaks in what today is on Farm Road 69, 6 miles south of Como. Prior to the 1830s, the Nadaco constructed thatched roof homes, a grain mill…

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