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New Hope in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Needwood Baptist Church and Needwood School

 
 
Needwood Baptist Church and Needwood School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
1. Needwood Baptist Church and Needwood School Marker
Inscription.  Needwood Baptist Church was organized in 1866 on nearby Broadfield Plantation as Broadfield Baptist Church of the Zion Baptist Association. This structure, built in the 1870s, was redesigned in 1885 when the church moved its congregation here. Its formation and history are representative of religious development in the context of plantation rice culture. The nearby one-room Needwood School provided elementary education for this community from 1907 until desegregation in the 1960s. Both structures are examples of early African-American vernacular architecture.
 
Erected 1999 by Georgia Historical Society and the Pilot Club of Brunswick, Inc. (Marker Number 67-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
 
Location. 31° 16.957′ N, 81° 26.454′ W. Marker is in New Hope, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker is on U.S. 17, on the
Needwood Baptist Church along US 17 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 2, 2008
2. Needwood Baptist Church along US 17
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right when traveling south. Marker is located 1 mile south of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brunswick GA 31525, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hopeton-on-the-Altamaha (approx. 2.1 miles away); Boys Estate (approx. 2.1 miles away); Brunswick Stew (approx. 2.9 miles away); The State of Georgia Salutes (approx. 2.9 miles away); Frederica — The Parade (approx. 4.9 miles away); Frederica - The Barracks (approx. 4.9 miles away); Frederica - Oglethorpe (approx. 4.9 miles away); Frederica - The Fort (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
Needwood Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Needwood Baptist Church
Needwood Baptist Church and Needwood School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
4. Needwood Baptist Church and Needwood School Marker
Schoolhouse in distant background
Needwood School image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
5. Needwood School
Needwood Baptist Church and Needwood School image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
6. Needwood Baptist Church and Needwood School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,985 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 15, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4, 5, 6. submitted on May 10, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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