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Powelton in Hancock County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Powelton Baptist Church

 
 
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By David Seibert, October 30, 2004
1. Powelton Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. The Powelton Baptist Church, first known as Powell´s Creek Church, was constituted July 1st, 1786, with 26 members by the Rev. Silas Mercer, the Rev. John Harvey, and the Rev. John Thomas. The Rev. Jesse Mercer became pastor of this church on February 4, 1797, and served in that capacity until late in 1825. During his ministry, 200 persons were baptized into the church.

The General Committee of the Georgia Baptists was organized here in 1803; the Baptist State Convention was formed in this church in 1822, and its sessions were held here in 1823 and in 1832.

Governor William Rabun was a distinguished member of Powelton Baptist Church, and served it as a Clerk and Chorister.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 070-10.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 25.73′ N, 82° 52.24′ W. Marker is in Powelton, Georgia, in Hancock County. Marker is at the intersection of Powelton Road (Georgia Route 22) and Jones Bridge Road, on the right when traveling north on Powelton Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sparta GA 31087, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Powelton Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2011
2. Powelton Baptist Church Marker
within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camilla and Zack Hubert Homesite (approx. 4.3 miles away); Gov. William Rabun (approx. 4.4 miles away); Crawfordville Methodist Church (approx. 8.8 miles away); Old Tavern Site (approx. 8.8 miles away); The Common Road of the English Following Old Indian Trail (approx. 8.8 miles away); Taliaferro County (approx. 8.8 miles away); Crawfordville Confederate Memorial (approx. 8.8 miles away); Taliaferro County World Wars Memorial (approx. 8.8 miles away).
 
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Powelton Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2011
3. Powelton Baptist Church
Grave of Gov. William Rabun image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2011
4. Grave of Gov. William Rabun
Gov. Rabun died at his home in Powelton and was originally buried in the Martin family cemetery. His grave was moved to the Powelton Baptist Church in 1985.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,531 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 6, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3, 4. submitted on November 30, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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