“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Greenwood in Jackson County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Greenwood Baptist Church

Greenwood Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 1, 2013
1. Greenwood Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. According to existing minutes: On Sunday, March 16th, 1845, elders Joshua Mercer and Thomas Lang met and constituted Thomas K. Mercer, J.J. Mercer, Mary Mercer, his wife, Polly Mercer, William Mercer, Mary Syphrett, E.A.T. Mercer and Mary E. Horne into a church to be called Union Academy Church located two miles south of here. The church was constituted upon the faith of the Florida Association. Elder Joshua Mercer was chosen first pastor. Monthly meetings were held on the third Sunday and the Saturday before. Elijah Bryan, for $1.00 deeded this present site to the church. On September 1st 1855, the name was changed to Greenwood Baptist Church and in 1946 the church joined the newly formed Chipola Baptist Association.
Erected 1996 by Chipola Historical Trust.
Location. 30° 52.025′ N, 85° 9.751′ W. Marker is in Greenwood, Florida, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Bryan Street (Florida Route 71) and Smith Street, on the right when traveling north on Bryan Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4156 Bryan Street, Greenwood FL 32443, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Great Oaks (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct
Greenwood Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 1, 2013
2. Greenwood Baptist Church
line); Erwin House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hayes Long Mansion (approx. half a mile away); Sylvania Plantation (approx. 5.4 miles away); Davis-West House (approx. 7.2 miles away); Lewis-Wykoff House (approx. 7.2 miles away); Dekle-Brunner House (approx. 7.3 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 7.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenwood.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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