Near Springfield in Effingham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The settlement of Bethany was effected near here in 1751 by John Gerar William DeBrahm, His Majesty's Surveyor General for the Southern District of North America. Comprised at first of 160 Germans, the group was joined 11 months later by an equal number of "Relatives and Acquaintances". A commodious church edifice was built, also a school house and a residence for the teacher.
Bethany was in existence until the Revolution, but during that war it began to decay, and was never rebuilt.
Erected 1988 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 051-7.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1751.
Location. 32° 24.516′ N, 81° 14.578′ W. Marker is near Springfield, Georgia, in Effingham County. Marker is at the intersection of Stillwell-Clyo Road and Bethany Road, on the right when traveling north on Stillwell-Clyo Road. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Silk Culture at Ebenezer (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Town of Ebenezer (approx. 4.2 miles away); John Adam Treutlen (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Salzburgers (approx. 4.3 miles away); Jerusalem Church Cemetery (approx. 4.3 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 4.3 miles away); March to the Sea: Ebenezer Creek (approx. 4.3 miles away); Old River Road (approx. 4.3 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,079 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 21, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 2. submitted on February 22, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.