“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Homer in Banks County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Nails Creek Baptist Church

Nails Creek Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 16, 2008
1. Nails Creek Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Nails Creek Baptist Church, the first Baptist Church in Banks County, was established February 11, 1787. It was the Mother Church of Middle River, Grove Level and Indian Creek. Many descendants of its charter members are active in the work of the church. The first building burned in 1864 and was rebuilt in 1868. In 1881 a larger church was erected and that was replaced by the present brick structure in 1908. From 1836 to 1922 28 ministers filled the pulpit. Membership in 1922 was 457.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 006-5.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 11, 1854.
Location. 34° 22.328′ N, 83° 24.33′ W. Marker is near Homer, Georgia, in Banks County. Marker is on Georgia Route 51 0.1 miles west of Martin Bridge Road (Georgia Route 63), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2721 Highway 51 N, Homer GA 30547, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of
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this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mt. Pleasant Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Hebron Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Indian Boundary (approx. 5.1 miles away); Old Federal Road Historic District (approx. 5.8 miles away); Banks County (approx. 5.9 miles away); Line Baptist Church (approx. 6.3 miles away); Leatherwood Baptist Church (approx. 7.2 miles away); Middle River Volunteers (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Homer.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,638 times since then and 15 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 16, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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