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Shady Dale in Jasper County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Providence Baptist Church

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By David Seibert, June 17, 2009
1. Providence Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  This church was constituted December 15, 1810, the second oldest in Jasper County, with David Montgomery (Revolutionary War soldier), William Green, and Green Bailey as presbytery. David Montgomery was pastor from 1810 to 1828. Timothy Landrum (Revolutionary War soldier) gave 10 acres of land, one mile west of here, where Providence Church was first erected. It moved to this site March 12, 1832 to be on the stagecoach route through Shady Dale. This building was erected on four acres of land given by James Beeland.

Charter members were: Jacob Mercer (Revolutionary War soldier) and his wife, Jael; Martin Stanley and his wife, Polly; James Brown and his wife, Martha; Elizabeth Green; Rebecca Walden; John Ferrell; Elkaney Denson; Joshua Newton; James Richards.

First Deacons were Martin Stanley and James Brown. First Clerk was James Richards. Early pastors were James Henderson, James Wilkerson, John Bogan, James Green, James Carter, W.G. Horsley, Asa Marshall (great-grandson of Daniel Marshall, founder of Kiokee Church in Columbia County, the first Baptist Church in Georgia).
Erected 1957 by
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By David Seibert, June 17, 2009
2. Providence Baptist Church and Marker
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Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 079-6A.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1714.
Location. 33° 23.814′ N, 83° 35.466′ W. Marker is in Shady Dale, Georgia, in Jasper County. Marker is at the intersection of Railroad Street and Machen Street, on the left when traveling south on Railroad Street. Marker is located by the church, at the edge of the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shady Dale GA 31085, 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. Shady Dale (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Stage Coach Inn (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pennington (approx. 6 miles away); Godfrey (approx. 6.6 miles away); WWII B-25C Airplane Crash (approx. 7.1 miles away); Antioch Baptist Church (approx. 7.9 miles away); Reese Home (approx. 8.3 miles away); Jasper County (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shady Dale.
Additional commentary.
1. Providence Baptist Church, Shady Dale, Ga.
Rev. David Montgomery--1st pastor of the Providence Baptist Ch., lived in the extant house right outside Newborn (New Berne), Ga. It was purchased by the
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By David Seibert, June 17, 2009
3. Providence Baptist Church
David Montgomery family in 1808 for the Camerons (parents of David Montgomery's wife's family who later moved to Troup Co., Ga. and are buried there), who built it in 1806, then the Loyd family took possession of it later by inheritance. David and Elizabeth Montgomery are buried on this site. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted September 27, 2010, by James M. Hurst of Watkinsville, Ga..
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By David Seibert, June 17, 2009
4. Providence Baptist Church Cemetery
Located behind and adjacent to the church
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,516 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 23, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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