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Chickasawhatchee Primitive Baptist Church

 
 
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By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
1. Chickasawhatchee Primitive Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  This church, organized September 28, 1858, with two men and five women as charter members, is the oldest church in Terrell County on its original site. Three acres of land were given by Haley Johnson of Dawson. Later, Sharpe and Crouch of Dawson gave an additional acre. The church building was under construction at the time of organization.

Elder William Hubbard was the first pastor of this church and served during the War Between the States, 1861-1865. Elder J.J. Davis was pastor after the war until his death in 1875. Other pastors include: Elders Elijah Blackshear, W. T. Everett, R. H. Jennings, S. H. Whatley, A. R. Crumpton, V. F. Agan, J. H. Chapman, George R. Daniels, W. E. Price, F. Arthur DeVane. Deacons include Joel Harrell, Wm. Jennings, J. E. Boseman, J. J. Adams, M. E. Jennings, R. S. Everett, W. R. Garrett, George D. Jennings, J. L. Hudson. Clerks, since organization, have been William Hubbard, J. E. Boseman, J. H. Pierce, R. H. Jennings, J. L. Adams, Miles Blackshear, James H. Kennedy, Floyd Jennings, J. B. Brim, R. E. L. Hammond, George D. Jennings, Mrs. Marian J. Agan, Mrs. Myra Daniels, and Henry S. Jennings.
 
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By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
2. Chickasawhatchee Primitive Baptist Church Marker
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1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 135-3.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 28, 1912.
 
Location. 31° 46.399′ N, 84° 25.357′ W. Marker is in Dawson, Georgia, in Terrell County. Marker is on East Lee Street (Georgia Route 32) 0 miles east of Old Mill Road S.E., on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dawson GA 39842, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Gun Shop (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Confederate Gun Shop (approx. 1.4 miles away); Terrell County (approx. 1.4 miles away); Gen. Patrick Cleburne Camp, S.C.V. (approx. 1.4 miles away); Old Herod Town (approx. 5.2 miles away); General Andrew Jackson (approx. 5.3 miles away); 1827 Site of Chenube Indian Village (approx. 7.8 miles away); Battle of Echowanotchaway Swamp Monument (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dawson.
 
Regarding Chickasawhatchee Primitive Baptist Church. The church is built of South Georgia cypress on one piece heart-pine sills that run full length of the building.

The church fell vacant in 1984. A new congregation,
Chickasawhatchee Primitive Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
3. Chickasawhatchee Primitive Baptist Church
affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention, began worship in the building in 1991.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 30, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,114 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 30, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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