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Greensboro in Greene County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Historic Springfield Baptist Church

 
 
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By David Seibert, November 12, 2010
1. Historic Springfield Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Springfield Baptist Church was established on January 27, 1864 prior to the abolition of slavery, and is among the first African-American churches founded in Middle Georgia. Enslaved workers purchased land from Mrs. Nancy Bickers and began monthly meetings. Levi Thornton, a slave, served as the church’s first pastor. Prior to the Civil War most local congregations were racially integrated, though blacks and whites sat separately. However in 1867 African Americans were dismissed from local congregations. At their dismissal, the white congregations presented Springfield with $200 to help build the current building. In 1978, this property was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 2010 by Georgia Historical Society and the Springfield Baptist Church. (Marker Number 66-2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 33° 33.967′ N, 83° 
Historic Springfield Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 12, 2010
2. Historic Springfield Baptist Church Marker
10.617′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, Georgia, in Greene County. Marker is at the intersection of Canaan Circle and Foster Street, on the right when traveling east on Canaan Circle. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 314 Canaan Circle, Greensboro GA 30642, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Burning of Greensborough (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sheriff L. L. Wyatt (approx. ¾ mile away); Greene County (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Greene County "Gaol" (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Commissioner of Agriculture (approx. 0.8 miles away); William C. Dawson (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bishop George Foster Pierce (approx. 0.8 miles away); Unknown Confederate Dead (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greensboro.
 
Historic Springfield Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 12, 2010
3. Historic Springfield Baptist Church and Marker
Historic Springfield Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 12, 2010
4. Historic Springfield Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,044 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 11, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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