Mount Gilead

Mount Gilead, one of Washington County's earliest settlements, was founded by Baptists during the Republic of Texas era. The settlement's exact location is unknown. Mount Gilead was the site of sermons by lay Baptist leaders R. E. B. Baylor and Rufus C. Burleson. During its short existence the community remained small, and nothing remains of it.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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