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Near Monticello in Jefferson County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Oliver Baptist Church

 
 
Oliver Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, May 11, 2017
1. Oliver Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. The Olive Baptist Church was begun in 1831, and at that time the property was in the state of Georgia. In 1872 the U.S. Congress designated this land to be a part of Florida. On Tuesday, November 22, 1853, in the Eleventh Annual Session of the Florida Baptist Association held at the Olive Baptist Church a resolution was passed that it was "proper, expedient, and practicable to form an Association, to be styled The Florida Baptist State Convention". William Brauner Cooper (1807-1878), a native of Abbeville, South Carolina, was one of the first missionary Baptist preachers in Florida. He and Olive pastor, William J. Blewett (1812-1873), a native of Anson County, North Carolina, were influential in the promotion of the idea of a new state convention. The convention was formed on November 24, 1854, at the home of Richard Johnson Mays near Madison. The Olive Baptist Church became a member of the Middle Florida baptist Association in 1993. In 2011 the Middle Florida Association had 32 churches and the Florida Baptist State Convention had over one million members with more than 2,900 churches and missions.
 
Erected by Florida Baptist Historical Society.
 
Location. 30° 39.297′ N, 83° 48.877′ W. Marker is near Monticello
Oliver Baptist Church Marker and Church image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, May 11, 2017
2. Oliver Baptist Church Marker and Church
, Florida, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Boston Highway (County Road 149) 1.2 miles north of Fulford Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Church and marker are 0.6 miles south of the Georgia State Line. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6063 Boston Highway, Monticello FL 32344, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elizabeth Elementary School (approx. 2.9 miles away); Liberty Baptist Church (approx. 6.9 miles away in Georgia); Grooverville Methodist Church (approx. 7 miles away in Georgia); Howard Academy High School on Chestnut Street (approx. 7.7 miles away); Howard Academy Elementary and Junior High School (Later Howard Academy High School) Second Street (approx. 8.4 miles away); Ernest I. Thomas Memorial (approx. 8 miles away); Finney General Hospital (approx. 15.2 miles away in Georgia); Flowers Baking Company (approx. 15.8 miles away in Georgia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monticello.
 
Also see . . .  Olive Baptist Church Facebook Page. (Submitted on December 3, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 3, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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