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Near Quitman in Brooks County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church

 
 
Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 10, 2005
1. Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  

Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church about 4 miles Southwest of here, was constituted November 29, 1834. The charter members included: William T. Rushing, his wife, Belinda; Asa Geiger, his wife, Nancy; William Jones, his wife, Elizabeth; James McLeod, his wife. Jemima; Jared Johnson; John Turner, his wife, Lucy; Emily Turner; Henry Rowell; Cynthia Rowell; James Rowell, his wife, Sarah; William C. Goff, his wife, Jincy; Rebecca Beasley; Nellie Goff. The Rev. Ryan Frier was the first pastor; Jared Johnson and James Rowell were first deacons. The present church is about 1 mile from the original site.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 014-9.)
 
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 November 29, 1980.
 
Location. 30° 46.084′ N, 83° 35.904′ W. Marker is near Quitman, Georgia, in Brooks County. Marker is at the intersection of Bethlehem Church Road and Grooverville
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Road, on the left when traveling south on Bethlehem Church Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1670 Bethlehem Church Rd, Quitman GA 31643, 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. West End Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); Civil War Slave Conspiracy (approx. 2˝ miles away); Quitman Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Brooks County (approx. 2.6 miles away); Our Confederate Dead (approx. 2.6 miles away); Brooks County Veterans Monument (approx. 2.6 miles away); Quitman United Methodist Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Grooverville Methodist Church (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quitman.
 
Regarding Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church. The marker was previously at the intersection of Bethlehem Church Road and Greenville Highway (30.749583N, 83.58785W).
 
Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Maureen McKinney, July 2, 2023
2. Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church and Marker
The information on the marker is outdated since it was moved to accompany the church and cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,574 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 27, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on July 3, 2023, by Maureen McKinney of Jacksonville, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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