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Clyo in Effingham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Early Baptists At Tuckasee King

 
 
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1. Early Baptists At Tuckasee King Marker
Inscription.  Soon after 1767, the Rev. Benjamin Stirk, who had been baptized at the Orphan House, visited Tuckasee King and, finding a number of Baptists there, began to preach to them. As there was then no Baptist Church in Georgia, an arm of the church at Euhaw, South Carolina, was established at Tuckasee King, and the Rev. Mr. Stirk ministered there until his death in 1770.

The little band of Baptists at Tuckasee King then invited the Rev. Edmond Botsford to come to them. He accepted, preaching his first sermon June 27, 1771. The Rev. Mr. Botsford remained at Tuckasee King only one year, but it was here that he began his missionary work along the Savannah River and in the adjoining area, which was to continue until the Spring of 1779, when he was forced to flee Georgia, a fugitive from the Tories.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 051-10.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 27, 1771.
 
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32° 31.573′ N, 81° 16.183′ W. Marker is in Clyo, Georgia, in Effingham County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 119 and Tuckasee King Road (County Route 84), on the right on State Highway 119. The marker is about 2.75 miles north of Clyo and about 100 yards south of the Savannah River Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clyo GA 31303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Two Historic Savannah River Ferries (approx. 3 miles away); John Adam Treutlen (approx. 3 miles away); Old Mount Pleasant (approx. 3.6 miles away); Robertville (approx. 5.9 miles away in South Carolina); J. Lamar Brantley Road (approx. 5.9 miles away in South Carolina); Bethany (approx. 8.3 miles away); Tillman Baptist Church (approx. 10.4 miles away in South Carolina); Tillman (approx. 10.4 miles away in South Carolina). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clyo.
 
Regarding Early Baptists At Tuckasee King. Tuckasee King is named for the chief of an Uchee Indian village.
 
Also see . . .
1. A General History of the Baptist Denomination in America. By David Benedict, 1813...Oakmulgee Association; "There were about this time a few Baptist members at Goshen, Tuckaseeking, and other places; and Benjamin Stirk appear, to have been the most distinguished and active character among them. He
Early Baptists At Tuckasee King Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, April 2008
2. Early Baptists At Tuckasee King Marker
was a native of Leeds, Yorkshire, England." (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Edward Botsford. in The Baptist Encyclopedia by William Cathcart, page 119. (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Early Baptists at Tuckasee King marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Early Baptists at Tuckasee King marker
Early Baptists At Tuckasee King marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud
4. Early Baptists At Tuckasee King marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,798 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 5, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3, 4. submitted on May 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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