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Cloud's Creek Baptist Church

 
 
Cloud's Creek Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By AliceHughes, September 21, 2009
1. Cloud's Creek Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.
In 1785, following the Revolutionary War, pioneers from North Carolina--including the Hendons, Hartsfields, Standifers, Johnsons, Lawrences, and Olives--settled near Big Cloud's Creek on the Georgia frontier near the Creek and Cherokee nations. Olive's Fort was soon constructed and Cloud's Creek Baptist Church was constituted within its walls in 1788. The church was later moved 2 1/2 miles south to its present location on land deeded by Thomas Hendon in 1798. The second and current sanctuary on the new site was constructed in 1909 and continues in use today.
 
Erected 1999 by the Georgia Historical Society, Cloud's Creek Baptist Church, Descendants of Robinson and Elizabeth Hartsfield Hendon, and Historic Oglethorpe County. (Marker Number 109-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 58.399′ N, 83° 7.359′ W. Marker is near Crawford, Georgia, in Oglethorpe County. Marker is at the intersection of Cloud's Creek Road and Bowen Farm Road when traveling west on Cloud's Creek Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 274 Cloud's Creek Road, Crawford GA 30630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within
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By Brian Scott, October 4, 2014
2. Cloud's Creek Baptist Church Marker
8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Howard's Covered Bridge (approx. 1.1 miles away); Watson Mill Bridge (approx. 4.6 miles away); Wm H Crawford (approx. 6.6 miles away); Veterans of Oglethorpe County (approx. 6.6 miles away); William Harris Crawford (approx. 6.6 miles away); A Memorial to William Harris Crawford (approx. 6.6 miles away); Beth-Salem Presbyterian Church (approx. 7.2 miles away); Governor Gilmer’s Home (approx. 7.2 miles away); Oglethorpe County Confederate Monument (approx. 7.2 miles away); Meson Academy (approx. 7.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Crawford.
 
More about this marker. From US Highway 78, go north on State Highway 22 (Comer Road). Go 7 miles. Turn left on Cloud's Creek Road. Marker is on the right 1.3 miles down road at the curve in the road.
 
Regarding Cloud's Creek Baptist Church. This continues to be a rural community. Crawford, where the church has a Post Office Box, is some miles away; thus, the town of Crawford cannot be used as a landmark.
 
Also see . . .  Clouds Creek Church. In its more than two-hundred-year history, the little country church has quietly provided strength to its community and reached beyond itself to serve others. (Submitted on October 23, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Cloud's Creek Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By AliceHughes, September 21, 2009
3. Cloud's Creek Baptist Church and Marker
 
 
Additional comments.
1. Benjamin Tribble
Hello,
I am the Great Great Great Great Grandson of Benjamin Tribble, Charter Member of Clouds Creek Baptist Church. My Great Great Great Grandfather Secretary Carter from Virginia married Benjamin Tribble's oldest daughter Winifred Tribble in 1804 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia. Secretary owned a 476 acre farm on Clouds Creek until 1822. Secretary and Winifred moved to Walton County in 1822 where our family has lived ever since. My architectural firm in Monroe is currently working on the Restoration of the Oglethorpe County Courthouse (1886)
Sincerely,
Benjamin Mercer Carter
Monroe, Walton County, Georgia.

Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest in the Historical Marker database, and for sharing a bit of your family history related to this marker. Considering the Courthouse restoration, should you be willing to share some before and/or after pictures, we would welcome them as additions to the nearby Oglethorpe County marker page.
    — Submitted February 5, 2011, by Benjamin Mercer Carter of Monroe, Georgia.

2. Benjamin Standifer
I am a 4th great granddaughter of Benjamin Standifer/Nancy Jones Echols(his second wife)
Cloud's Creek Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 4, 2014
4. Cloud's Creek Baptist Church
I stumbled on this site looking for genealogy info. Very pleased to know that Grandpa Standifer was instrumental in the founding of this church. His descendants thru to me are scattered thru Tennessee...Arkansas and Texas...I must include Missouri also as my daughter(his 5th great granddaughter born in this state. Great site..if I ever get to Georgia, I will definitely visit!
    — Submitted July 8, 2013, by Wanda J Parker Pruitt of Jackson, Missouri.

 
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Cloud's Creek Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 4, 2014
5. Cloud's Creek Baptist Church
Cloud's Creek Baptist Church Granite Sign image. Click for full size.
By AliceHughes, September 21, 2009
6. Cloud's Creek Baptist Church Granite Sign
Directional sign at Highway 22 and Cloud's Creek Road
Cloud's Creek Baptist Church Charter Member Plaque image. Click for full size.
By AliceHughes, March 23, 2009
7. Cloud's Creek Baptist Church Charter Member Plaque
Located beside the front door of the church, this plaque reads:
Cloud's Creek Baptist Church
constituted September 20, 1788
Charter Members
Robinson Hendon * Elizabeth Hartsfield Hendon * William Hendon * Elizabeth Standifer Hendon * Thomas Hendon * Cassander Standifer Hendon * Kerenhappuch "Happy" Hendon Olive * Benjamin Standiford/Standifer * Rachel Forrest Standiford/Standifer * Thomas Johnson * Penelope Sanders Johnson * Reuben Johnson * Lydia Johnson * William Lawrence * Rhoda Lawrence * Joseph Embry * Rachel Embry * Timothy Carrington * Abel Gower * Isaiah Haile * Adam Simmons * Jimmy Sims * Benjamin Tribble * Mary Bradford Bridges * Tabitha Simillion
Erected by Descendants. Dedicated September 19, 1999.
Cloud's Creek Baptist Stained Glass Window image. Click for full size.
By S. Nigro, September 20, 2009
8. Cloud's Creek Baptist Stained Glass Window
Stained glass windows were installed in the church in July 2009
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by AliceHughes of Winterville, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,259 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by AliceHughes of Winterville, Georgia.   2. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on , by AliceHughes of Winterville, Georgia.   4, 5. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6, 7, 8. submitted on , by AliceHughes of Winterville, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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