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Hepzibah in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

First Ebenezer Baptist Church

 
 
First Ebenezer Baptist Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, September 11, 2004
1. First Ebenezer Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. This congregation began when a handful of slaves gathered for services on the Rhodes Plantation in August 1812. In 1851 Absalom A. Rhodes sold a quarter acre of land here for two dollars to the deacon board of Ebenezer Baptist Church. The fifty-six-member congregation joined the Georgia Baptist Association in 1867. First Ebenezer's leadership in the Association was paramount in forming the Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia, the first African-American convention. Two new congregations have sprung from First Ebenezer: Second Ebenezer Baptist Church and Spring Grove Baptist Church.
 
Erected 2003 by Georgia Historical Society and First Ebenezer Baptist Church. (Marker Number 121-7.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 19.307′ N, 82° 5.712′ W. Marker is in Hepzibah, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is at the intersection of Windsor Spring Road and Ebenezer Drive, on the right when traveling north on Windsor Spring Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2040 Ebenezer Drive, Hephzibah GA 30815, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hephzibah Methodist Church (approx. mile away); Liberty Methodist Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); Author "The Young Marooners" (approx. 4.1 miles away); William Schley 1786 - 1858 (approx. 6.9 miles away); Spirit Creek Baptist Church (approx. 7 miles away); Twiggs Cemetery (approx. 7.1 miles away); Family Burying Ground on Good Hope Plantation (approx. 7.3 miles away); Pierce Memorial Methodist Church (approx. 10.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Historic First Ebenezer Baptist Church. (Submitted on January 2, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
Categories. African AmericansAntebellum South, USChurches, Etc.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 723 times since then and 52 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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