Shady Dale in Jasper County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Providence Baptist Church
Charter members were: Jacob Mercer (Revolutionary War soldier) and his wife, Jael; Martin Stanley and his wife, Polly; James Brown and his wife, Martha; Elizabeth Green; Rebecca Walden; John Ferrell; Elkaney Denson; Joshua Newton; James Richards.
First Deacons were Martin Stanley and James Brown. First Clerk was James Richards. Early pastors were James Henderson, James Wilkerson, John Bogan, James Green, James Carter, W.G. Horsley, Asa Marshall (great-grandson of Daniel Marshall, founder of Kiokee Church in Columbia County, the first Baptist Church in Georgia).
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 079-6A.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is located by the church, at the edge of the cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Shady Dale GA 31085, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pennington (approx. 6 miles away); Home of Senator Alfred Cuthbert (was approx. 6.3 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Godfrey (approx. 6.6 miles away); WWII B-25C Airplane Crash (approx. 7.1 miles away); Antioch Baptist Church (approx. 7.9 miles away); Reese Home (approx. 8.3 miles away); Jasper County (approx. 8.3 miles away); Site of Inn (approx. 8.4 miles away).
1. Providence Baptist Church, Shadydale, Ga.
Rev. David Montgomery--1st pastor of the Providence Baptist Ch., lived in the extant house right outside Newborn (New Berne), Ga. It was purchased by the David Montgomery family in 1808 for the Camerons (parents of David Montgomery's wife's family who later moved to Troup Co., Ga. and are buried there), who built it in 1806, then the Loyd family took possession of it later by inheritance.
— Submitted September 27, 2010, by James M. Hurst of Watkinsville, Ga..
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers •
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