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Near Fort Gaines in Clay County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Mt. Gilead Baptist Church

Fort Gaines, Georgia

 
 
Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
1. Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  This church was constituted on July 21, 1822, under the leadership of the Rev. Jim Davis, when Fort Gaines was part of Early County. Land for the church was donated and deeded by J. Hugh Edge. The first building, which also served as a schoolhouse, was constructed of hand-hewn logs. In 1839, Mt. Gilead joined the Bethel Baptist Association in Americus, Georgia. Included on the five acre church property is a cemetery with the earliest grave dating from 1865. A baptismal pool, inscribed with the date of 1828, is located across the road from the present church building and is still being used.
 
Erected 2002 by Mt. Gilead Baptist Church and the Historic Chattahoochee Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1518.
 
Location. 31° 40.7′ N, 85° 0.531′ W. Marker is near Fort Gaines, Georgia, in Clay County. Marker is on Cotton Hill Road (County Route 43) half a mile east of County Route 50, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map
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. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Gaines GA 39851, 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. 1814 Boundary / Founding of Fort Gaines (approx. 3.7 miles away); Oketeyeconne / Chattahoochee Theater (approx. 3.7 miles away); Old Cotton Hill Seminary (approx. 4.4 miles away); Site of the First Clay County Courthouse and Jail (approx. 5˝ miles away); Historic Sites (approx. 5˝ miles away); Fort Gaines Guards (approx. 5.6 miles away); Clay County Courthouse (approx. 5.6 miles away); Clay County (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Gaines.
 
Also see . . .  Mt. Gilead Baptist Church - Fort Gaines Georgia website. (Submitted on September 17, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
2. Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Marker
Looking west, Cotton Hill Road (County Road 43) is on the right
Mt. Gilead Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
3. Mt. Gilead Baptist Church and Marker
Mt. Gilead Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
4. Mt. Gilead Baptist Church
Mt. Gilead Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
5. Mt. Gilead Baptist Church
Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James L.Whitman, January 20, 2021
6. Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Marker
Building remodeled.
Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James L.Whitman, January 20, 2021
7. Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 660 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 15, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   6. submitted on January 21, 2021, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama.   7. submitted on January 22, 2021, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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