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Near Toccoa in Stephens County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Tugalo Baptist Church and Cemetery

 
 
Tugalo Baptist Church and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 22, 2012
1. Tugalo Baptist Church and Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Tugalo Baptist Church, established before 1789, was first known as the Tugalo River Church. Founded by the Rev. John Cleveland, a Revolutionary Soldier, Tugalo is the oldest church in what was then Franklin County. The county covered an area in Ga. and S.C. about the size of Rhode Island.

The church has been called “The Mother Church” of Baptist churches in this area. Cleveland was to become known as “The Father of Baptist Principles.” He and the Rev. Thomas Gilbert represented Tugalo River Church when the Tugalo Baptist Association was formed in 1818.

The land upon which the church stands was deeded to the church by Robert and Sarah (Wheeler) Craig July 28, 1895, and both the church and the cemetery have remained on their original site since its founding.

In the cemetery is the grave of Henry Fricks who lived his life during three centuries. He was born in 1799 and died in 1901.

This marker was erected by the Tugalo Baptist Church and Stephens County Historical Society in 1984.

Romans 8:31-39
 
Erected 1984 by Tugalo Baptist Church and Stephens County Historical Society.
 
Location. 34° 35.113′ N, 83° 10.452′ W. Marker is near
Tugalo Baptist Church and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 22, 2012
2. Tugalo Baptist Church and Cemetery Marker
Toccoa, Georgia, in Stephens County. Marker is on East Silver Shoals Road 0.2 miles east of Holly Springs Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2652 East Silver Shoals Road, Toccoa GA 30577, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel Benjamin Cleveland Monument (approx. 2.2 miles away in South Carolina); Old Tugaloo Town (approx. 3.6 miles away); Jarrett Manor (approx. 4 miles away); Traveler's Rest (approx. 4 miles away); Traveler's Rest State Historic Site (approx. 4 miles away); Historic Traveler's Rest (approx. 4.1 miles away); Eastanollee Baptist Church (approx. 5.9 miles away but has been reported missing); Stephens County High School (approx. 6.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Toccoa.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Tugalo Baptist Church and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 22, 2012
3. Tugalo Baptist Church and Cemetery Marker
Tugalo Baptist Church and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 22, 2012
4. Tugalo Baptist Church and Cemetery Marker
The cemetery is in the background.
Tugalo Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 22, 2012
5. Tugalo Baptist Church
Tugalo Baptist Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 22, 2012
6. Tugalo Baptist Church Cemetery
The Fricks family plot in the cemetery, where Henry Fricks is buried.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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