Powelton in Hancock County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Powelton Baptist Church
The General Committee of the Georgia Baptists was organized here in 1803; the Baptist State Convention was formed in this church in 1822, and its sessions were held here in 1823 and in 1832.
Governor William Rabun was a distinguished member of Powelton Baptist Church, and served it as a Clerk and Chorister.
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 070-10.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 4, 1797.
Location. 33° 25.73′ N, 82° 52.24′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sparta GA 31087, 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. Camilla and Zack Hubert Homesite (approx. 4.3 miles away); Gov. William Rabun (approx. 4.4 miles away); Crawfordville Methodist Church (approx. 8.8 miles away); Old Tavern Site (approx. 8.8 miles away); The Common Road of the English Following Old Indian Trail (approx. 8.8 miles away); Taliaferro County (approx. 8.8 miles away); Crawfordville Confederate Memorial (approx. 8.8 miles away); Taliaferro County World Wars Memorial (approx. 8.8 miles away).
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