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Greenville in Pitt County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Baptist State Convention

 
 
Baptist State Convention Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 19, 2013
1. Baptist State Convention Marker
Inscription.
On March 26, 1830, the
North Carolina Baptist
State Convention was
organized at the Gorham
home which was near here.

 
Erected 1971 by Archives and Highway Departments. (Marker Number F-46.)
 
Location. 35° 36.774′ N, 77° 22.493′ W. Marker is in Greenville, North Carolina, in Pitt County. Marker is on South Green Street (State Road 1531) near West 4th Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville NC 27834, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas J. Jarvis (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Thomas J. Jarvis (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greenville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Plank Road (approx. 1.2 miles away); Red Banks Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Voice Of America (approx. 5.5 miles away); Sallie S. Cotten (approx. 7.5 miles away); Haddocks Crossroads (approx. 8.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenville.
 
Regarding Baptist State Convention.    The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina was founded on March 26, 1830, at the Greenville home of A.
Baptist State Convention Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 19, 2013
2. Baptist State Convention Marker
I. Gorham. The organization had its roots in the North Carolina Baptist Missionary Society, which was formed in 1811 as a “General Meeting” where Baptists could plan missionary work. The Baptist Missionary Society came to be known as the Benevolent Society. Prior to the state society, there were numerous local missionary societies, organized within individual churches and among groups of churches. The state organization was seen as a means of coordinating the work of the smaller groups. The founders of the Baptist State Convention created two other related agencies once the convention was operational. The statewide Baptist newspaper, the Biblical Recorder, was established in 1833 and Wake Forest College the following year. The Baptist Female University, now Meredith College, opened with the convention’s support in 1899.
   Today the Baptist State Convention offers an outlet for cooperative missionary work as well as guidance to church leaders and administrative staff. Resources include instruction and guidelines for general operations and advice for the churches quests “to develop and sustain relevant ministries for the 21st century.” The state convention assists groups in forming new Baptist congregations in the state, as well. The Baptist State Convention operates educational facilities, children’s homes, retirement homes, and a credit union, among
Baptist State Convention Marker seen looking north along South Green Street near West 4th Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 19, 2013
3. Baptist State Convention Marker seen looking north along South Green Street near West 4th Street
missionary and support programs. The home office for the convention is in Cary. (North Carolina Office of Archives & History — Department of Cultural Resources)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 212 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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