“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Girard in Screven County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Brick (Bethel) Church

Brick (Bethel) Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 16, 2005
1. Brick (Bethel) Church Marker
Inscription. On Dec. 5, 1827 the Rev. Peyton L. Wade conveyed to John Green, John H. Smith, Robert W. Lovett, Richard Herringtom, Sr., Jacob Lewis, Elijah Roberts and John H. Nessmith, Trustees, two and three quarter acres of land on which to build a Methodist Episcopal Church to be known as “Brick Church.” Construction was started immediately. The building now on the site is the original. “Brick Church” was a successor to Lessing’s Meeting House, a log building, on nearby Rocky Creek at Scott’s Spring. Rev. John Crawford, who died in 1822, was the founder of Methodism in this community. His widow, Sarah Maner Crawford, married the Rev. Wade in 1823.
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 124-20.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 32° 57.914′ N, 81° 32.54′ W. Marker is near Girard, Georgia, in Screven County. Marker is at the intersection of Oglethorpe Trail and an unnamed plantation road, on the left when traveling north on Oglethorpe Trail. Click for map. The marker is at the church, approximately two miles northwest of US 301. Marker is in this post office area: Girard GA 30426, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1827 Bethel United Methodist Church (here, next to this marker); Burton's Ferry (approx. 2.6 miles away); Paris' Mill (approx. 6.6 miles away); British Army Crossing (approx. 6.6 miles away); Concord Baptist Church (approx. 7.2 miles away in South Carolina); Antioch Christian Church (approx. 7.4 miles away in South Carolina); Speedwell Methodist Church (approx. 8.2 miles away in South Carolina); Jacksonboro (approx. 10.6 miles away).
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 853 times since then and 54 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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