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Near Fortson in Harris County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Bartlett's Ferry Dam; Antioch Baptist Church

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Bartlett's Ferry Dam; Antioch Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
1. Bartlett's Ferry Dam; Antioch Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Rev. Simpson Wilson Barley (1827-1884), minister and doctor, operated a ferry, known as Bartley’s Ferry, 1 ½ miles west on the Chattahoochee River. He preached at the nearby Antioch Baptist Church, one of the earliest in this section, and is buried in the churchyard. The first known pastor (1839) was Rev. Jacob White David (1790-1871) and first Clerk, Fortunatus Webb.

In 1926, Barley’s Ferry Dam (misspelled Bartlett), largest in the middle Chattahoochee group, was built and a hydroelectric plant erected to furnish power to City of Columbus.
 
Erected 1992 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 072-10.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 40.423′ N, 85° 3.507′ W. Marker is near Fortson, Georgia, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 219 and Bartlett's Ferry Road, on the right when traveling north on State Route 219. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fortson GA 31808, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mountain Hill District Consolidated School (approx. 2.5 miles away); Camp McKenzie
Bartlett's Ferry Dam; Antioch Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
2. Bartlett's Ferry Dam; Antioch Baptist Church Marker
Looking north, with Georgia Highway 219 on the left
(approx. 5.9 miles away); Fortson House (approx. 8.5 miles away); Line 32° 28´ North Latitude (approx. 10 miles away in Alabama); Whitesville (approx. 10.1 miles away); Whitesville Methodist Episcopal Church, South (approx. 10.2 miles away); Sunnyside School, Midway Baptist Church and Midway Cemetery Historic District (approx. 11 miles away); Fairfax First Christian Church (approx. 11.1 miles away in Alabama). Click for a list of all markers in Fortson.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker of the same title and text, erected by the Georgia Historical Commission at this location.
 
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Bartlett's Ferry Dam; Antioch Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
3. Bartlett's Ferry Dam; Antioch Baptist Church Marker
Georgia Highway 219 is in the foreground; the road to Bartlett's Dam is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 884 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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