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Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The First Baptist Church
 
The First Baptist Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, July 2008
1. The First Baptist Church Marker
 
Inscription. In March 1817, eight men and two women meeting in an Augusta home formed "The Baptist Praying Society of Augusta" - the forerunner of the First Baptist Church. Two months later the society was constituted a church under the leadership of the first minister, Wm. T. Brantley, this property was purchased in 1870. A church on this site was dedicated May 26, 1821. In 1845, after serious friction arose in the national Triennial Convention, 327 delegates from eight southern states and the District of Columbia met here to form the Southern Baptist Convention. This building was erected in 1902.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 121-29.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 28.402′ N, 81° 57.999′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is at the intersection of Greene Street and 8th Street, in the median on Greene Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Baptist Church Convention (here, next to this marker); Samuel Hammond (within shouting distance of this marker); Two Early Augusta Churches (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Church Of The Most Holy Trinity (about 600 feet away); The Veterans of 1898-1902 (about 600 feet away); 4th Infantry (Ivy) Division (about 600 feet away); William Bartram Visited Augusta, 1773. (about 700 feet away); Joseph R. Lamar, Associate Justice (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Augusta.
 
The First Baptist Church Marker, along eastbound Greene St. Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. The First Baptist Church Marker, along eastbound Greene St.
 
 
The First Baptist Church Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, July 26, 2008
3. The First Baptist Church
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 823 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 11, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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