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Near Springfield in Effingham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Bethany

 
 
Bethany Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, January 29, 2006
1. Bethany Marker
Inscription. The settlement of Bethany was effected near here in 1751 by John Gerar William DeBrahm, His Majesty`s Surveyor General for the Southern District of North America. Comprised at first of 160 Germans, the group was joined 11 months later by an equal number of "Relatives and Acquaintances". A commodious church edifice was built, also a school house and a residence for the teacher.

Bethany was in existence until the Revolution, but during that war it began to decay, and was never rebuilt.
 
Erected 1988 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 051-7.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 24.516′ N, 81° 14.578′ W. Marker is near Springfield, Georgia, in Effingham County. Marker is at the intersection of Stillwell-Clyo Road and Bethany Road, on the right when traveling north on Stillwell-Clyo Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield GA 31329, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Silk Culture at Ebenezer (approx. 4.2 miles away); Historic Taverns on this Road
Bethany Marker, along Stillwell-Clyo Road at Bethany Road Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 2009
2. Bethany Marker, along Stillwell-Clyo Road at Bethany Road
(approx. 4.2 miles away); The Town of Ebenezer (approx. 4.2 miles away); John Adam Treutlen (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Salzburgers (approx. 4.3 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 4.3 miles away); March to the Sea: Ebenezer Creek (approx. 4.3 miles away); Old River Road (approx. 4.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 799 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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