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Folkston in Charlton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Sardis Church

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By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
1. Sardis Church Marker
Inscription. Sardis Church, about 2 miles West on this Road, is the oldest church in Charlton County. Constituted some time before 1821, the first edifice was built in this area. The church was moved to or near its present site in 1840. The pulpit in this edifice has been in use for more than 100 years, and bears a bullet scar from the Indian Wars.

With 24 members, Sardis Church was admitted to the Alapaha River Primitive Baptist Association, October 13, 1856.

In the cemetery adjacent to the church are buried many of the pioneers of this section.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 024-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 30° 48.1′ N, 82° 1.806′ W. Marker is in Folkston, Georgia, in Charlton County. Marker is at the intersection of Okefenokee Parkway (Georgia Route 23) and Spanish Creek Road (County Route 45), on the right when traveling south on Okefenokee Parkway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Folkston GA 31537, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trader's Hill (Fort Alert) (approx. half a mile away); First Masonic Lodge in Charlton County
Sardis Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
2. Sardis Church Marker
Looking north on Georgia Highway 23 toward Folkston
(approx. half a mile away); Oldest Industry in Charlton (approx. half a mile away); Okefenokee Swamp (approx. 2.3 miles away); Henry Roddenberry (approx. 2.5 miles away); Charlton County (approx. 2.6 miles away); Center Village or Centerville (approx. 2.6 miles away); Treaty of Coleraine (approx. 8.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Folkston.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USCemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Wars, US Indian
 
Sardis Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
3. Sardis Church Marker
Looking north on Georgia Highway 23 toward Folkston
Sardis Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
4. Sardis Church
Sardis Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
5. Sardis Church
Sardis Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
6. Sardis Church Cemetery
 
 
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