Near Jeffersonville in Twiggs County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Richland Baptist Church
In June 1861 the ladies of this church made and presented a Confederate flag., to the Twiggs Guard. Mrs. Isolene Minter Wimberley made the presentation to Sgt. Warren, color bearer of Co. I, 6th Georgia Regiment.
During the war the ladies gathered in the church to prepare first aid kits.
Doors of the church closed for regular services in 1911. The Richland Restoration League, Inc., was organized in 1928 to preserve this “Landmark of Christianity”.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 143-3.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 32° 37.821′ N, 83° 24.039′ W. Marker is near Jeffersonville, Georgia, in Twiggs County. Marker is on New Hope-Richland Church Road 2 miles west of Georgia Route 96, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jeffersonville GA 31044, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Geographic Center of Georgia (approx. Marion (approx. 3.1 miles away); Ezekiel Wimberley (approx. 5.1 miles away); Twiggs County (approx. 5.1 miles away); Arthur Fort, 1750-1833 (approx. 5.6 miles away); Tarversville (approx. 6.7 miles away); Dudley M. Hughes (approx. 9.3 miles away); Longstreet Methodist Church (approx. 10.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jeffersonville.
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