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Near Elberton in Elbert County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Falling Creek Baptist Church

 
 
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By David Seibert, October 11, 2010
1. Falling Creek Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.
In 1788, Thomas Maxwell founded the Falling Creek Baptist Church. A Virginian, he was born September 8, 1742, and died December 12, 1837. Imprisoned a number of times for preaching the Baptist faith, he was able, once, to convert the jailer and his family. According to tradition, he rubbed away part of his prominent nose by preaching through the bars of the jails, and was defended by Patrick Henry when jailed in Culpeper County, Va.

In 1835 at Falling Creek Church, the Sarepta Baptist Association voted to join the State Baptist Convention, after 15 years consideration.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 052-11.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 4.392′ N, 82° 52.116′ W. Marker is near Elberton, Georgia, in Elbert County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Post Road (Georgia Route 77) and Jack McVeigh Drive, on the right when traveling south on Old Post Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1020 Jack McVeigh Drive, Elberton GA 30635, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Christmas Tree House (approx.
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By Brian Scott, October 4, 2015
2. Falling Creek Baptist Church Marker
2.4 miles away); Old Post Road (approx. 2.5 miles away); Confederate Dead (approx. 2.5 miles away); Elbert County Courthouse (approx. 2.5 miles away); In Memory (approx. 2.5 miles away); In the Year 1803 (approx. 2.5 miles away); Elbert County (approx. 2.5 miles away); Elberton Granite Bicentennial Memorial Fountain (approx. 2.5 miles away); Grave of General Wiley Thompson (approx. 2.5 miles away); Old Seaboard Airline Depot (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elberton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Rev. Thomas Maxwell (1742-1837). Find-a-grave entry. (Submitted on October 16, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Maxwell & Allied Families. Rev. Thomas Maxwell, son of Thomas Maxwell, Sr., and Keziah Blake and grandson of immigrant Joel Maxwell, was born on September 8, 1742, Middlesex County, Virginia. (Submitted on October 16, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Patrick Henry (1736–1799). Patrick Henry was an American
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By David Seibert, October 11, 2010
3. Falling Creek Baptist Church Marker
Looking north on Old Post Road (GA 77) toward Elberton
attorney, planter and politician who became known as an orator during the movement for independence in Virginia in the 1770s. (Submitted on October 16, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Falling Creek Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2010
4. Falling Creek Baptist Church Marker
Looking south on Old Post Road (GA 77) toward Falling Creek
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By David Seibert, October 11, 2010
5. Falling Creek Baptist Church
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By Brian Scott, October 4, 2015
6. Falling Creek Baptist Church
Falling Creek Baptist Church Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 4, 2015
7. Falling Creek Baptist Church Cornerstone
Organized 1791
Destroyed by Storm
Dec. 1, 1942
Rebuilt June 1943
Patrick Henry<br>(1736–1799) image. Click for full size.
By George Bagby Matthews (1857-1943)
8. Patrick Henry
(1736–1799)
Falling Creek Baptist Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 4, 2015
9. Falling Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
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By Brian Scott, October 4, 2015
10. Falling Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
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By Brian Scott, October 4, 2015
11. Falling Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
Falling Creek Baptist Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 4, 2015
12. Falling Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
 
 
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