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Near Waynesboro in Burke County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Botsford Church - 1773

 
 
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By David Seibert, July 17, 2005
1. Botsford Church - 1773 Marker
Inscription.  Botsford Church, Constituted in 1773 by the Rev. Edmund Botsford, was the second Baptist church in Georgia. Originally located 25 miles below Augusta, known as the New Savannah Church, it was moved about 10 miles to this place after the Revolution. This building, erected about 1875, replaced the first church which burned. The old minute book contains a list of members and a resolution memorializing those who died in Confederate service. Rev. Botsford, born in England, a vigorous missionary, wrote: “In August, 1773, I rode 650 miles, preached 42 sermons & baptized 21 persons.”
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 017-3.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 33° 5.961′ N, 81° 52.432′ W. Marker is near Waynesboro, Georgia, in Burke County. Marker is on Botsford Church Road 0.1 miles east
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By David Seibert, June 7, 2011
2. Botsford Church - 1773 Marker
of Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waynesboro GA 30830, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sherman's Left Wing (approx. 5.4 miles away); Colonels Twiggs and Few (approx. 7.9 miles away); Old Quaker Road (approx. 7.9 miles away); The Cavalry Actions at Waynesboro (approx. 7.9 miles away); The J.D. Roberts Home (approx. 8.2 miles away); To Honor George Washington (approx. 8.2 miles away); Waynesborough (approx. 8.2 miles away); Burke County Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waynesboro.
 
Botsford Church - 1773 Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 7, 2011
3. Botsford Church - 1773 Marker
Botsford Church - 1773 Marker and Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 7, 2011
4. Botsford Church - 1773 Marker and Church
Botsford Church - 1773 image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 7, 2011
5. Botsford Church - 1773
This building was erected about 1875, replacing the original building which had burned.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,922 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 29, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 10, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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