Antioch is on Farm Road 1364 six miles southeast of Fairfield in east central Freestone County. The Antioch Baptist Church was organized in 1873, and the church building was also used for a school known as East Antioch School. The school had thirteen pupils enrolled in 1893 and thirty-two in 1899. It was moved to Turlington in 1908. In 1936 the community had a church, a school, and a few scattered dwellings. By the 1960s only the church, the cemetery, and one dwelling remained.

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Place type

Antioch is classified as a Town


Latitude: 31.64044750
Longitude: -96.28608450

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated