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Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

First Baptist Church

 
 
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By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
1. First Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  On February 14, 1829, twelve persons met and organized under the name Ephesus Baptist Church of Columbus. The northern half of this block had been designated for religious purposes in the state survey of 1828, and a small meeting house was built for the church on this site in 1830. This was replaced by a larger frame structure in 1840, the same year the General Assembly of Georgia granted a charter to the Baptist Church of Columbus. The name was changed to First Baptist Church of Columbus, Georgia, in 1896.

The present sanctuary was constructed in 1859. The Doric columns and wings were added in this century.
 
Erected 1989 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the First Baptist Church.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is February 14, 1829.
 
Location. 32° 28.11′ N, 84° 59.381′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is on 12th Street 0 miles west of Third Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 212 12th Street, Columbus GA 31901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within

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By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
2. First Baptist Church Marker
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walking distance of this marker. Columbian Lodge No. 7, Free & Accepted Masons Columbus, Georgia (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Church of the Holy Family (about 500 feet away); Confederate Memorial Day (about 600 feet away); Trinity Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away); Oglethorpe House (about 600 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 700 feet away); Martin J. Crawford (about 800 feet away); Philip Trammell Shutze (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
First Baptist Church of Columbus, Georgia image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
3. First Baptist Church of Columbus, Georgia
Built in 1859
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 8, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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