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Appling in Columbia County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

First Baptist Church in Georgia

 
 
First Baptist Church in Georgia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. First Baptist Church in Georgia Marker
Inscription.  Kiokee Church, the first Baptist Church to be constituted in Georgia, was organized in the Spring of 1772, by the Rev. Daniel Marshall, one of the founders of the Baptist denomination in Georgia. A meeting house was built, and the Rev. Daniel Marshall became the first pastor, ministering from his headquarters at Kiokee to an ever increasing number of Baptists in the area.

In October, 1784, the preliminary meeting for the organization of a Georgia Baptist Association was held at Kiokee Church. The Rev. Daniel Marshall died November 2, 1784, and some time later the church was moved to Appling and a new brick edifice erected.

Kiokee Baptist Church was incorporated December 23, 1789, as "The Anabaptist Church on Kiokee", with Abram Marshall, William Willingham, Edmund Cartledge, John Landers, James Simms, Joseph Ray and Lewis Gardner as Trustees.
 
Erected 1996 by Georgia Historical Marker. (Marker Number 36-7.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial Era
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. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1784.
 
Location. 33° 33.132′ N, 82° 19.115′ W. Marker is in Appling, Georgia, in Columbia County. Marker is on Ray Owens Road, on the left when traveling north. Located between Apple Lane and Kiokee Lane. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Appling GA 30802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Religious Liberty in Georgia (within shouting distance of this marker); Lonnie O. Morris, Sr. Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Columbia County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Woodmen of the World Veterans Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rev. Daniel Marshall (approx. half a mile away); Jabez Pleiades Marshall (approx. 2.4 miles away); Basil Neal - Soldier of '76 (approx. 5.1 miles away); Sharon Baptist Church (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Appling.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kiokee Baptist Church website. (Submitted on August 19, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Daniel Marshall (1706-1784). Daniel Marshall, a Baptist pastor and itinerant preacher, is generally considered the first great Baptist leader in Georgia. He founded Kiokee
First Baptist Church in Georgia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, August 8, 2015
2. First Baptist Church in Georgia Marker
Baptist Church, the oldest continuing Baptist congregation in the state. (Submitted on August 19, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Rev. Daniel Marshall (1706-1784) - Find-a-Grave Entry. Born in Windsor, Connecticut, 1706. He was a Congregationalist who became a Separatist Baptist during the Great Awakening. (Submitted on August 19, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
First Baptist Church in Georgia Marker as seen along Ray Owens Road northbound image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, January 31, 2010
3. First Baptist Church in Georgia Marker as seen along Ray Owens Road northbound
First Baptist Church in Georgia and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, January 31, 2010
4. First Baptist Church in Georgia and Marker
First Baptist Church in Georgia - Kiokee Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, January 31, 2010
5. First Baptist Church in Georgia - Kiokee Church
Appling's Tribute to Rev. Marshall, near the courthouse along US 221 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, January 31, 2010
6. Appling's Tribute to Rev. Marshall, near the courthouse along US 221
Marshall
Rev. Daniel Marshall
Born 1706, Died 1784,
Pioneer Baptist Minister,
Established Kiokee, the first
Baptist Church in Georgia in 1772
Erected by the people of
Georgia in 1903, in recognition
of his devotion and consecration
to the cause of Christ.

Coordinates:33.545727,-82.315857
First Baptist Church in Georgia Marker and Kiokee Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, August 8, 2015
7. First Baptist Church in Georgia Marker and Kiokee Baptist Church
Kiokee Baptist Church<br>Established 1772<br>Sixth Meeting House<br>Erected 1937 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, August 8, 2015
8. Kiokee Baptist Church
Established 1772
Sixth Meeting House
Erected 1937
Kiokee Baptist Church<br>Established 1772<br>Seventh Meeting House<br>Erected 1995 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, August 8, 2015
9. Kiokee Baptist Church
Established 1772
Seventh Meeting House
Erected 1995
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 1, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,832 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 1, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on August 19, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 1, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   7, 8, 9. submitted on August 19, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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