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Gordon in Wilkinson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Ramah Church

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Ramah Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2011
1. Ramah Church Marker
Inscription.  Ramah Primitive Baptist Church on the South Fork of Commissioner’s Creek was constituted June 10, 1809 by the Brethren Gaylord and McGinty with ten members. Educational, social, and cultural affairs of the community centered around affairs of the community centered around the church for years before the town of Gordon was established. The Ramah Guards, Volunteer Infantry, C.S.A., left for Virginia from the church after impressive ceremonies and a flag presentation. Many descendants of people prominent in Ramah District still reside nearby.

The Sanders Association sponsored this marker as a memorial to the Christian spirit of Ramah’s founders.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 158-3.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 32° 51.567′ N, 83° 20.462′ W. Marker is
Ramah Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2011
2. Ramah Church Marker
The marker and the church in the background
in Gordon, Georgia, in Wilkinson County. Marker is on Gordon Highway (Georgia Route 57) 0.2 miles east of Gray Highway (Georgia Route 18), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gordon GA 31031, 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. The Stoneman Raid (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Evacuation of Gordon (approx. 1.6 miles away); In Memory of J. Rufus Kelly (approx. 1.6 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 1.6 miles away); He Wouldn't Run (approx. 1.6 miles away); Gordon (approx. 1.6 miles away); Myricks Mill (approx. 4.8 miles away); Battle of Griswoldville (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gordon.
 
Ramah Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2011
3. Ramah Church Marker
Looking west on Georgia Highway 57 toward Gordon
Ramah Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2011
4. Ramah Church Marker
Looking east on Georgia Highway 57 toward Irwinton
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 483 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 14, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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