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The First Baptist Church of Christ

at Macon

 
 
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By David Seibert, May 5, 2002
1. The First Baptist Church of Christ Marker
Inscription. This church was founded in 1826 as the city’s first Baptist congregation. It was first located at the site of the present Bibb County Courthouse. The fourth and final move, to this site, occurred in 1883 and the current building was dedicated in 1887. The church was instrumental in the formation of several local congregations including Mabel White Memorial Baptist Church. In 1903 the congregation funded construction of the first Southern Baptist hospital in a foreign land, the Warren Memorial hospital in Hwanghien, China. It was named for Dr. Ebenezer W. Warren, pastor here in 1860-71 and 1879-91.
 
Erected 2001 by Georgia Historical Society and the First Baptist Church of Christ at Macon. (Marker Number 11-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 50.25′ N, 83° 38.033′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Avenue (U.S. 41) and High Place, on the right when traveling east on Washington Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 511 High Place, Macon GA 31201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker.
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October 1, 2015
2. The First Baptist Church of Christ Marker
St. Joseph's Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); City Hall & Old Capitol (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of Sidney Lanier (about 700 feet away); Medal of Honor (about 700 feet away); Judge Asa Holt House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Stoneman Raid (approx. 0.2 miles away); M. W. Grand Lodge of Georgia (approx. ¼ mile away); The March to the Sea (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Macon.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USCharity & Public WorkChurches, Etc.
 
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3. The First Baptist Church of Christ Marker
 
 
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