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

Middle Ground Baptist Church

 
 
Middle Ground Baptist Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 22, 2009
1. Middle Ground Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Middle Ground Baptist Church was constituted July 24, 1827, by the following members; Rev. Moses N. McCall, John R. Thompson, Samuel Newton, George W. Best, Ann Newton, Rhoda Thompson and Alley Anderson. John R. Thompson was the first Deacon and Samuel Newton was the first Clerk.

The Baptist Middle Association was formed here May 28, 1841, with the following delegates present; John R. Thompson from Middle Ground; John Edwards, and Joseph C. Edwards from Cowpen Branch; John L. Southwell, Hardy Everitt, Isaac Conner, John M. Lucas, Thomas Brewer and George Brewer from Little Ogeechee; William Spiers, James Wilson, and Archibald Guyton from New Providence; and George L. Jackson and David Stewart from Newington. John L. Southwell was elected Moderator, and Barnett Newton, Clerk.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 124-22.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 38.449′ N, 81° 31.578′ W. Marker is in Sheppards, Georgia, in Screven County. Marker can be reached from Middleground Church Road near Sheppards Switch Road. Click for map. Marker located at Church Cemetery, near Church
Middle Ground Baptist Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 22, 2009
2. Middle Ground Baptist Church Marker
entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Sylvania GA 30467, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Newington Baptist Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); British Headquarters (approx. 3.8 miles away); Washington Slept Here (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Confederate Line (approx. 8.2 miles away); Sherman's Advance (approx. 8.9 miles away); Wesleyanna Memorial Church (approx. 9.4 miles away); Screven County (approx. 9.9 miles away); Sylvania (approx. 9.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Middle Ground Baptist Church and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 22, 2009
3. Middle Ground Baptist Church and Marker
Middle Ground Baptist Church Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 22, 2009
4. Middle Ground Baptist Church
Middle Ground Baptist Church Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, June 7, 2011
5. Middle Ground Baptist Church
Middle Ground Baptist Church Cemetery ; buried are some CSA veterans. Marker seen in background Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 22, 2009
6. Middle Ground Baptist Church Cemetery ; buried are some CSA veterans. Marker seen in background
One such Veteran
William H. Anderson
Co. G
25 Ga Inf.
CSA
 
 
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