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Richmond Hill in Bryan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Canaan Church

 
 
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By David Seibert, September 26, 2012
1. Canaan Church Marker
Inscription. The congregation of the Canaan Baptist Church, primarily African-American, was organized in 1913 by Rev. David Boles, Sr., who was pastor, and Brother Fred Gilbert, Deacon. It was the only organized denominational church in what is now Richmond Hill during the early 20th century. The present sanctuary was built with support from Henry Ford. Many of the original congregants of the church were descendants of the antebellum rice plantation slaves of nearby Cherry Hill and Silk Hope plantations.
 
Erected 2012 by Coastal Bryan Heritage Trail.
 
Location. 31° 56.233′ N, 81° 18.167′ W. Marker is in Richmond Hill, Georgia, in Bryan County. Marker is at the intersection of Henry Ford Avenue (Georgia Route 144) and Pinecrest Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Henry Ford Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10872 Henry Ford Avenue, Richmond Hill GA 31324, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The "Bottom" Village (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Martha-Mary Chapel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Community House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Henry Ford at Richmond Hill
Canaan Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 26, 2012
2. Canaan Church Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); J. F. Gregory (approx. 0.6 miles away); Kindergarten Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Robert E. Lee (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ways Station (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond Hill.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
Canaan Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 26, 2012
3. Canaan Church and Marker
Canaan Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 26, 2012
4. Canaan Church and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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