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Benevolence in Randolph County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Benevolence Baptist Church

 
 
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By David Seibert, August 10, 2003
1. Benevolence Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  This church, constituted May 16, 1840, succeeded Walnut Grove, NW of here, (called Mt. Paran when organized, Nov. 1831, with 9 members). In 1840, Missionary Baptists, feeling a need for a separate church, met and accepted 5 acres of land for Church and Cemetery "with no charges ever" from Thomas Coram, first settler at this site. For this generosity, Abner Ward suggested the name Benevolence for church and community. Members hauled lumber from Dawson and built the first church building, dedicated May 17, 1842, with Rev. James Matthews, Pastor, and A.M. Albritton, Clerk. First deacons were James Sherman and John Winfrey. Other early clerks were David Holman, Abner Ward, E. H. Keese and G. W. King.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 120-11.)
 
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.
 
Location. 31° 52.9′ N, 84° 44.083′ 
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By David Seibert, August 15, 2011
2. Benevolence Baptist Church Marker
W. Marker is in Benevolence, Georgia, in Randolph County. Marker is at the intersection of Cuthbert Road (County Route 156) and Lumpkin Road (County Route 104), on the right when traveling north on Cuthbert Road. Marker is set back from road, right in front of the church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cuthbert GA 39840, 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. First Seat of Government of Randolph County (approx. 3.3 miles away); Mother of Georgia's Pecan Industry (approx. 8.1 miles away); Randolph County (approx. 8.2 miles away); The Second Creek War in Randolph County (approx. 8.2 miles away); The City of Cuthbert and Early Randolph County (approx. 8.2 miles away); Site of First Church Building in Cuthbert, Georgia (approx. 8.2 miles away); Frederick Davis Patterson, M.D. / Patterson Hospital (approx. 8.2 miles away); Old Carnegie Library (approx. 8.3 miles away).
 
Benevolence Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 15, 2011
3. Benevolence Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,210 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on July 25, 2010, by Ed Ward of Alexandria, Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on October 24, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on November 1, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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