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Near Madison in Morgan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Springfield

 
 
Springfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 20, 2009
1. Springfield Marker
Inscription. On the occasion of its Bicentennial, Morgan County placed this marker here to commemorate the community of

Springfield

Identified with the Springfield Baptist Church and School that existed in the late nineteenth century. Springfield has roots in the African American community which extend back many generations. The church was originally organized in 1872, about seven years after the end of the Civil War. The land was donated for the church by Rueben Miller, and the initial church survived until it was rebuilt in 1899 and again in 1917. Fire destroyed this building in 1994, but a new church was rebuilt the same year.

Located in the Shepherd’s Militia District of Morgan County, the Springfield community emerged in proximity to the communities of Bethany and Zachary. Throughout Shepherd’s District a number of schools for both African American and white children were established by 1897, including Friendship School, Oak Grove School and Enterprise Academy. At least five cotton gins existed in proximity to Springfield in 1897, underscoring the reliance on cotton as a commodity for the local economy.

Because of the individuals who take pride in this community, Springfield is recognized as a significant part of our county history.
 
Erected 2009
Springfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 20, 2009
2. Springfield Marker
An old pump is in the background.
by Morgan County Bicentennial Committee.
 
Location. 33° 29.716′ N, 83° 25.168′ W. Marker is near Madison, Georgia, in Morgan County. Marker is on Bethany Church Road 0.1 miles north of Seven Islands Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is just south of the church parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2140 Bethany Church Road, Madison GA 30650, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fairview (approx. 1.1 miles away); Seven Islands Road (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bethany (approx. 2.3 miles away); Union Chapel United Methodist Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Georgia 4-H Clubs (approx. 5.2 miles away); George Claud Adams (approx. 5.3 miles away); Godfrey (approx. 5.5 miles away); WWII B-25C Airplane Crash (approx. 5.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.EducationSettlements & Settlers
 
The current Springfield Baptist Church, built in 1994 image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 20, 2009
3. The current Springfield Baptist Church, built in 1994
 
 
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