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South Newport in McIntosh County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

South Newport Baptist Church

 
 
South Newport Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
1. South Newport Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. This Church was organized by the Rev. Charles O. Screven at Harris Neck, 7 miles West of here, during the early 1800’s. As the Harris Neck Baptist Church, it was admitted to the Sunbury Baptist Association November 12, 1824. In the early 1830’s, the Church was moved to this site and became the South Newport Baptist Church. On December 9, 1841, the South Newport Baptist Church was chartered, the Trustees named: Charles W. Thorpe, Gideon B. Dean, Thomas K. Gould. William J. Cannon, Henry J. White. The present edifice is the second erected on this site.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 095-31.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 38.225′ N, 81° 23.718′ W. Marker is in South Newport, Georgia, in McIntosh County. Marker is at the intersection of Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) and Harris Neck Road (Georgia Highway 131), on the right when traveling north on Ocean Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Townsend GA 31331, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Post in 1864 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jonesville
South Newport Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 2008
2. South Newport Baptist Church Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 1.3 miles away); The McIntosh Family Of McIntosh County (approx. 1.3 miles away); Skirmish in Bulltown Swamp (approx. 1.5 miles away); LeConte Botanical Gardens (approx. 4.7 miles away); Rice Hope (approx. 6.1 miles away); John Houstoun McIntosh (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Newport.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable Places
 
South Newport Baptist Church Marker, looking north on US 17 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. South Newport Baptist Church Marker, looking north on US 17
South Newport Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
4. South Newport Baptist Church Marker
In the distant background is a sign for "Smallest Church in America"
South Newport Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
5. South Newport Baptist Church and Marker
South Newport Baptist Church next door to Smallest Church in America image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 12, 2009
6. South Newport Baptist Church next door to Smallest Church in America
Smallest Church in America
Christ's Chapel in Memory Park
Visitors Welcome•Non-Denominational
Built in 1949 by Mrs. Agnes Harper and Deeded to Jesus Christ
South Newport Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Jackie Corey, June 29, 2011
7. South Newport Baptist Church
 
 
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