Port Wentworth in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Houston Baptist Church
Erected 2007 by Georgia Historical Society and the North Port Wentworth Citizens Council, Inc. (Marker Number 25-28.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Churches & Religion • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1865.
Location. 32° 13.947′ N, 81° 11.616′ W. Marker is in Port Wentworth, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of Augusta Road (State Highway 21) and Old Augusta Road (Old State Highway 21), on the right when traveling west on Augusta Road. The marker is just north past Rice Hope Plantation Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Wentworth GA 31407, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Village of Abercorn (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Ship Anchor (approx. 1.6 miles away); Goshen Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Richmond Baptist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mulberry Grove Plantation (approx. 3.6 miles away); Washington's Southern Tour (approx. 3.6 miles away); Atlantic Coastal Highway Through Georgia (approx. 5.1 miles away); Managing Water for Wildlife (approx. 6.4 miles away in South Carolina). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Wentworth.
Also see . . .
1. The First Colored Baptist Church in North America. Rev. U.L. Houston, Page 263-264 (Submitted on May 27, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Department of History University of Maryland(Submitted on May 27, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
3. New Georgia Encyclopedia. Sherman's Field Order No. 15.... The order redistributed the roughly 400,000 acres of land to newly freed black families in forty-acre segments. ... Lincoln approved Field Order No. 15 before Sherman issued it just four days after meeting with the black leaders. From Sherman's perspective the most important priority in issuing the directive was military expediency. It served as a means of providing for the thousands of black refugees who had been following his army since its invasion of Georgia. He could not afford to support or protect these refugees while on campaign. (Submitted on May 27, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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