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PLAINS BAPTIST ASSEMBLY

PLAINS BAPTIST ASSEMBLY. The Plains Baptist Assembly was established by District Nine of the Caprock-Plains Baptist churches in 1948 as a recreational retreat for area churches. The camp, located in Rio Blanco Canyon ten miles south of Floydada in southern Floyd County, originally encompassed seventy-two acres. Early buildings included a tabernacle, a cafeteria, Women's Missionary Union hall, and numerous cabins, many owned by individual area churches. In 1950 a swimming pool was added. In 1986 the site had 160 acres and sixty-five buildings. An auditorium and dining hall had replaced the original tabernacle and cafeteria, and a $250,000 conference center was completed in 1984. The camp was owned by the Caprock, Staked Plains, Llanos Altos, South Plains, and Lubbock associations and was governed by a twenty-four-member board of directors appointed for varied terms. The camp is active year-round with continuous programs in the summer and on weekends during the other seasons. Enrollment for the camp has averaged around 7,500 in recent years.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Floyd County Historical Museum, History of Floyd County, 1876–1979 (Dallas: Taylor, 1979).

Charles G. Davis

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Charles G. Davis, "PLAINS BAPTIST ASSEMBLY," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/ivp01), accessed February 09, 2016. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.