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Near Covington in Newton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Red Oak Church
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Red Oak Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
1. Red Oak Church Marker
 
Inscription. Red Oak Church was established between 1803, when the Indians left this area, and late 1821, when Newton County was formed. The church grounds originally contained 4 acres, including the spring behind the church. The first building, between the present church and spring, was built of red oak logs, from which the church name is derived. Lorenzo Dow, on his mission to Georgia in 1803, is thought to have preached here and been instrumental in organizing the church. The present building is over 100 years old. Among the earliest graves in the cemetery is that of Major Lewis Hogg, Revolutionary soldier, buried in September 1828.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 107-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 26.502′ N, 83° 50.706′ W. Marker is near Covington, Georgia, in Newton County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 36 and Fincher Circle, on the right when traveling north on State Route 36. Click for map. The marker is at the church and cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15105 Highway 36, Covington GA 30014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles
 
Red Oak Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
2. Red Oak Church Marker
Georgia Highway 36 is to the left
 
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Factory Shoals c. 1820 (approx. one mile away); The March to the Sea (approx. 5.7 miles away); Mansfield's Famous Southpaw (approx. 8.3 miles away); Home of Robert Grier (approx. 8.3 miles away); The Old Loyd Place (approx. 10.5 miles away); Confederate Dead & Hospitals (approx. 10.5 miles away); Washington Street School (approx. 10.6 miles away); a different marker also named The March to the Sea (approx. 10.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Covington.
 
Red Oak Church Marker, Cemetery, and Church Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
3. Red Oak Church Marker, Cemetery, and Church
 
 
Red Oak Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
4. Red Oak Church Marker
The marker and the front of the cemetery on Georgia Highway 36
 
 
Red Oak Church Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
5. Red Oak Church
 
 
Red Oak Church Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
6. Red Oak Church Cemetery
 
 
Grave of Major Lewis Hogg Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
7. Grave of Major Lewis Hogg
Major Hogg fought in the Revolutionary War. He was buried here in 1828.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 644 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 11, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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