Editor’s note: "Places in Time" is a new blog/video series by the City of Round Rock that highlights impactful locations in the City’s history.
Along the recently-designated Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Round Rock stands a one-room church that has withstood the test of time.
St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church is not the biggest church in Round Rock, nor does it have the most congregants; however, long-time member and Round Rock resident Ella Sauls Morrison says the congregation has a “small but mighty” reputation that continues today.
The church was founded in 1885 as the first African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church in Round Rock. The founding members’ names are etched in stone at the church’s entrance. While many of the families still have generations living in Round Rock today, the church has seen significant changes — including a move across Interstate 35.