Dry Branch in Twiggs County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Stone Creek Baptist Church - 1808
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 143-6.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans Churches & Religion • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 30, 1200.
Location. 32° 45.718′ N, 83° 29.556′ W. Marker is in Dry Branch, Georgia, in Twiggs County. Marker is at the intersection of Riggins Mill Road and Sgoda Road, on the right when traveling west on Riggins Mill Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dry Branch GA 31020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rev. Vincent A. Tharp Home (1809) (approx. 1.4 miles away); Camp Wheeler (approx. 4˝ miles away); Battle of Griswoldville (approx. 6˝ miles away); Myricks Mill (approx. 7.3 miles away); The Cavalry Skirmish (approx. 7.4 miles away); Battle of Griswoldville The Deployment and Assaults (approx. 7˝ miles away); Griswoldville (approx. 7˝ miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Griswoldville (approx. 7˝ miles away).
1. Date of the "Enemy Raid"
The date listed on the marker for a nearby enemy raid seems a bit off. In November 1864, Federal troops under General W.T. Sherman were indeed marching through this area of Georgia on their way to Savannah (the March to the Sea). So it is quite likely the marker is simply off by a year. However, Georgia, like many other southern states, experienced much unrest during the months after the Civil War was officially over. The annotation in the church's books could, though not likely, reference a post-Civil War activity.
— Submitted October 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,356 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on October 9, 2008, by Peggie Bowden of Dry Branch, Georgia. Photo 1. submitted on October 7, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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