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Near Pavo in Brooks County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Bethel Primitive Baptist Church

 
 
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By David Seibert, January 10, 2005
1. Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, the second Baptist Church to be organized in the area of old Lowndes County, was constituted September 2, 1826. The organizing Presbytery were: Elders Benjamin Manning. Matthew Albritton and Henry Melton, with Deacon William A. Knight. Charter members of Bethel Church were: Elder Melus Thigpen and his wife, Sarah; Archibald Strickland and his wife, Luander; Henry C. Tucker and his wife, Sarah. Elder Thigpen served as supply pastor until 1828, when the Rev. Matthew Albritton was called to the charge of Bethel Church.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 014-8.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 30° 58.5′ N, 83° 37.883′ W. Marker is near Pavo, Georgia, in Brooks County. Marker is on Bethel Church Road 1.5 miles south of Georgia Route 122, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pavo GA 31778, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Coffee Road (approx. 5.1 miles away); a different marker also named Old Coffee Road
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By David Seibert, January 18, 2011
2. Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Marker
(approx. 7.8 miles away); Mount Zion Camp Ground (approx. 7.9 miles away); a different marker also named Old Coffee Road (approx. 8.8 miles away); Greenfield Church (approx. 10.9 miles away); Olde Greenfield Church and Historic Cemetery (approx. 10.9 miles away); Murphy Settlement (approx. 13.2 miles away); West End Cemetery (approx. 13.7 miles away).
 
Additional comments.
1. Nearby unmarked 'slave' cemetary?
I've seen that marker since the early 60's (as a child) and going to the cemetary itself. My grandparents William and Ola Rebecca Morris and my aunt/uncle Lillian Morris Hall and Coy Hall are buried there. The cemetary is very historical and interesting.
A question... is there an unmarked 'slave' cemetary behind the other one?
Thanks for the info.

Editor's Note: Regrettably, we can't help answer this question. However, a future visitor to this page may be able to assist.
    — Submitted March 7, 2010, by Sheila Annette Johnson Fussell of Havana, Florida.

 
Categories. Antebellum South, USChurches, Etc.
 
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By David Seibert, January 18, 2011
3. Bethel Primitive Baptist Church and Marker
 
 
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