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Near Ellijay in Gilmer County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Ebenezer Baptist Church

 
 
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By David Seibert, February 26, 2011
1. Ebenezer Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. This church was established August 24, 1839 by 7 people (Samuel B. West, his wife, Nancy; Jacob Bearden, his wife, Winey; Wm. Kimzey, his wife Rebecca; John Pettit), while some Indians remained in this area. First officers were: Able Miles, pastor; J. D. Chastain, clerk; Robert Kincaid, treasurer; Samuel B. West, deacon. Attendance was stressed. At each service the clerk called the roll and any absence was checked carefully for cause. Among early pastors were Able Miles, Samuel B. West, William Kimzey, J. D. Chastain, James Adams, Jacob Cantrell, D. Blythe, and R. Jordan.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 061-3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 36.851′ N, 84° 21.709′ W. Marker is near Ellijay, Georgia, in Gilmer County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 52 and Lower Piney Spur Road, on the right when traveling east on State Route 52. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10358 Highway 52 East, Ellijay GA 30536, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oakland Academy (approx. 2 miles away); Cartecay Methodist Church
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By David Seibert, February 26, 2011
2. Ebenezer Baptist Church Marker
Lookng southeast on Georgia Highway 52
(approx. 2.6 miles away); The Appalachian Trail (approx. 7.5 miles away); Fort Hetzel (approx. 8 miles away); Springer Mountain (approx. 8.5 miles away); Gilmer County War Memorial (approx. 8.9 miles away); Gilmer County (approx. 8.9 miles away); David Bailey Freeman - The Youngest Confederate Soldier (approx. 8.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ellijay.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Ebenezer Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 26, 2011
3. Ebenezer Baptist Church Marker
Looking northwest on Georgia Highway 52, toward Ellijay (nine miles west)
Ebenezer Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 26, 2011
4. Ebenezer Baptist Church Marker
Looking north across Georgia Highway 52 at the old cemetery
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By David Seibert, February 26, 2011
5. Ebenezer Baptist Church and Marker
The marker stands in front of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, built in 1952.
Plaque at Ebenezer Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 26, 2011
6. Plaque at Ebenezer Baptist Church
This plaque, mounted in the front of the church, states that the church was established in 1839 and rebuilt in 1952.
Stone at Ebenezer Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 26, 2011
7. Stone at Ebenezer Baptist Church
This stone, which stands in front of the church near the marker, is inscribed "I Samuel Chapter 7 Verse 12" In the King James Version of the Bible, that verse reads: "Then Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the LORD helped us."
 
 
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