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Near Covington in Newton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Red Oak Church

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By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
1. Red Oak Church Marker
Inscription.  Red Oak Church was established between 1803, when the Indians left this area, and late 1821, when Newton County was formed. The church grounds originally contained 4 acres, including the spring behind the church. The first building, between the present church and spring, was built of red oak logs, from which the church name is derived. Lorenzo Dow, on his mission to Georgia in 1803, is thought to have preached here and been instrumental in organizing the church. The present building is over 100 years old. Among the earliest graves in the cemetery is that of Major Lewis Hogg, Revolutionary soldier, buried in September 1828.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 107-2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 33° 26.502′ N, 83° 50.706′ W. Marker is near Covington, Georgia
Red Oak Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
2. Red Oak Church Marker
Georgia Highway 36 is to the left
, in Newton County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 36 and Fincher Circle, on the right when traveling north on State Route 36. The marker is at the church and cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15105 Highway 36, Covington GA 30014, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Factory Shoals c. 1820 (approx. one mile away); The March to the Sea (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Isaac Parker Inn (approx. 7 miles away); Snapping Shoals – 1821 (approx. 7.2 miles away); Mansfield's Famous Southpaw (approx. 8.3 miles away); Home of Robert Grier (approx. 8.3 miles away); Mansfield's First School (approx. 8.4 miles away); Newborn (approx. 10.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
Red Oak Church Marker, Cemetery, and Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
3. Red Oak Church Marker, Cemetery, and Church
Red Oak Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
4. Red Oak Church Marker
The marker and the front of the cemetery on Georgia Highway 36
Red Oak Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
5. Red Oak Church
Red Oak Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
6. Red Oak Church Cemetery
Grave of Major Lewis Hogg image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
7. Grave of Major Lewis Hogg
Major Hogg fought in the Revolutionary War. He was buried here in 1828.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 973 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 11, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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