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Evergreen Baptist Church

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Evergreen Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 17, 2011
1. Evergreen Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Evergreen Baptist Church, built in 1844, was split off from old Mt. Horeb Baptist Church, constituted October 15, 1809, which stood at or near the site of the Centenary Methodist Church. On February 14, 1844, the congregation and pastor found themselves locked out of the church by a Brother Burkhalter. Most of the congregation, considered “Mission-minded,” formed a new church, called it Evergreen and constructed this building in 1844. In slavery days Negroes walked for miles to attend its services. In 1864 Negro members outnumbered White, 130 to 86.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 012-3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 27.177′ N, 83° 22.873′ W. Marker is near Cochran, Georgia, in Bleckley County. Marker is on Golden Isles Highway (U.S. 23) 0.3 miles north of Coley Station Road (Georgia Route 112), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1726 US Highway 23, Cochran GA 31014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Longstreet Methodist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Uchee Path
Evergreen Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 17, 2011
2. Evergreen Baptist Church Marker
Looking north on U.S. Highway 23, the Golden Isles Highway
(approx. 4.6 miles away); In Memory of Perry L. Johnson (approx. 4.8 miles away); Dedicated to the Memory of James (Jim) Earnest Cook (approx. 4.8 miles away); Bleckley County (approx. 4.8 miles away); Sgt. John F. Conner, Sr. (approx. 4.8 miles away); Lucian A. Whipple (approx. 4.8 miles away); Tarversville (approx. 6.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cochran.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
Evergreen Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 17, 2011
3. Evergreen Baptist Church
Although the church has origins in 1809, this building was built in 1844 (not 1809 as shown on the building).
Evergreen Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 17, 2011
4. Evergreen Baptist Church
 
 
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