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Newington in Screven County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

North Newington Baptist Church

 
 
North Newington Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. North Newington Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. This church was constituted at Newington Plantation, Chatham County, 1793, in the home of Thomas Polhill. Meetings alternated between the Polhill home near Goshen settlement and the Fox family home near King`s Bridge on the Ogeechee River until 1797. The first meeting house, called Bethel was built at King`s Bridge in 1797. In 1802 it removed to Newington Plantation. Members met in conference at Rooty Branch Church, Screven County, an arm of Black Swamp Baptist Church, South Carolina, 1803 to 1806, where they resolved to meet in the future at this house. In 1826 the name was changed to Newington, Screven County, and in 1852 to North Newington. In 1879 the church was moved to the present site.

Affiliated with the Carolina Assn. at first, the Savannah River Assn. in 1802, the Sunbury Assn. in 1830, this church has been a member of the Baptist Middle Assn. since 1841.

Early officers were: Pastors, John L. Southwell, Isaac Nichols, Wm. Spiers, Wm. W. Lee; Deacons, Thos. Polhill, Wm. Mathers, Benj. Fox, Josiah Fox, James Goldwire, Daniel Dampers, Paul B. Colson; Clerks, David Fox, Thos. Fox, Henry W. Williams.
 
Erected 1959 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 124-14.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in
North Newington Baptist Church Marker, seen along Ga 24 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 19, 2009
2. North Newington Baptist Church Marker, seen along Ga 24
the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 36.044′ N, 81° 29.115′ W. Marker is in Newington, Georgia, in Screven County. Marker is at the intersection of Newington Highway (State Highway 24) and Church Road, on the right when traveling west on Newington Highway. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11572 Newington Hwy, Newington GA 30446, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. British Headquarters (approx. 1.3 miles away); Middle Ground Baptist Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Confederate Line (approx. 6.1 miles away); Washington Slept Here (approx. 8.3 miles away); Sherman's Advance (approx. 10 miles away); Old Mount Pleasant (approx. 10.2 miles away); Lawtonville Church (approx. 10.9 miles away in South Carolina); Wesleyanna Memorial Church (approx. 12.8 miles away).
 
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North Newington Baptist Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 19, 2009
3. North Newington Baptist Church Cemetery
Buried here are several Confederate Veterans, indicated by Stars and Bars flags
North Newington Baptist Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 19, 2009
4. North Newington Baptist Church Cemetery
One such CSA Veteran buried here:
Pvt. William J. Hodges
Co. G 25th Reg.
Co. E 47th Reg.
Oct. 22 1840
Jan. 23 1905
POW
 
 
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