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Near Tignall in Wilkes County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fishing Creek Baptist Church

 
 
Fishing Creek Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
1. Fishing Creek Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Fishing Creek Baptist Church, the second of this denomination to be constituted in the upcountry of Georgia, was organized in 1782, under the leadership of the Rev. Sanders Walker, who became its first pastor. It was one of five churches represented at a meeting held at Kiokee in October, 1784, to organize the Georgia Baptist Association. In May 1786, the Association met at Fishing Creek. The original church building stood a short distance from this site.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 157-26.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 50.25′ N, 82° 41.6′ W. Marker is near Tignall, Georgia, in Wilkes County. Marker is on Sandtown Road 0.3 miles west of Danburg Road (Georgia Route 44), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tignall GA 30668, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Court North of Augusta (approx. 0.3 miles away); Heard's Fort (approx. one mile away); Independence United Methodist Church (approx. 3.7 miles
Fishing Creek Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 19, 2014
2. Fishing Creek Baptist Church Marker
away); Walnut Hill Academy (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Rev. John Springer (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Cedars (approx. 7.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Ordination in Georgia (approx. 7.2 miles away); Site of Presbyterian Poplar (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tignall.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USChurches, Etc.
 
Fishing Creek Baptist Church Marker and Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
3. Fishing Creek Baptist Church Marker and Church
Fishing Creek Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 19, 2014
4. Fishing Creek Baptist Church Marker
Fishing Creek Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 19, 2014
5. Fishing Creek Baptist Church Marker
Rev. John H. Fortson Cenotaph<br>Reverse Side image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 19, 2014
6. Rev. John H. Fortson Cenotaph
Reverse Side
Rev. John H. Fortson Cenotaph<br>Front Side image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 19, 2014
7. Rev. John H. Fortson Cenotaph
Front Side
In Memory of
Reverend
John T. Fortson

The regular pastor
of Fishing Creek
Church
forty three years
from 1864 to 1907.
He was a great and good man.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 801 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 12, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on January 31, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on December 12, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 31, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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