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

Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church

 
 
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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.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 30° 44.975′ N, 83° 35.271′ W. Marker was near Quitman, Georgia, in Brooks County. Marker was
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at the intersection of Greenville Highway (U.S. 221) and Bethlehem Church Road (County Route 125), on the right on Greenville Highway. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Quitman GA 31643, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. West End Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); Civil War Slave Conspiracy (approx. 2.9 miles away); Quitman Veterans Memorial (approx. 3 miles away); Brooks County (approx. 3 miles away); Our Confederate Dead (approx. 3 miles away); Brooks County Veterans Monument (approx. 3 miles away); Grooverville Methodist Church (approx. 8˝ miles away); Liberty Baptist Church (approx. 8.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quitman.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,234 times since then and 14 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 27, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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Jul. 11, 2020