Near Crawford in Oglethorpe County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Cloud's Creek Baptist Church
In 1785, following the Revolutionary War, pioneers from North Carolina--including the Hendons, Hartsfields, Standifers, Johnsons, Lawrences, and Olives--settled near Big Cloud's Creek on the Georgia frontier near the Creek and Cherokee nations. Olive's Fort was soon constructed and Cloud's Creek Baptist Church was constituted within its walls in 1788. The church was later moved 2 1/2 miles south to its present location on land deeded by Thomas Hendon in 1798. The second and current sanctuary on the new site was constructed in 1909 and continues in use today.
Erected 1999 by the Georgia Historical Society, Cloud's Creek Baptist Church, Descendants of Robinson and Elizabeth Hartsfield Hendon, and Historic Oglethorpe County. (Marker Number 109-1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 58.399′ N, 83° 7.359′ W. Marker is near Crawford, Georgia, in Oglethorpe County. Marker is at the intersection of Cloud's Creek Road and Bowen Farm Road when traveling west on Cloud's Creek Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 274 Cloud's Creek Road, Crawford GA 30630, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within Howard's Covered Bridge (approx. 1.1 miles away); Watson Mill Bridge (approx. 4.6 miles away); Wm H Crawford (approx. 6.6 miles away); Veterans of Oglethorpe County (approx. 6.6 miles away); William Harris Crawford (approx. 6.6 miles away); A Memorial to William Harris Crawford (approx. 6.6 miles away); Beth-Salem Presbyterian Church (approx. 7.2 miles away); Governor Gilmer’s Home (approx. 7.2 miles away); Oglethorpe County Confederate Monument (approx. 7.2 miles away); Meson Academy (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crawford.
More about this marker. From US Highway 78, go north on State Highway 22 (Comer Road). Go 7 miles. Turn left on Cloud's Creek Road. Marker is on the right 1.3 miles down road at the curve in the road.
Regarding Cloud's Creek Baptist Church. This continues to be a rural community. Crawford, where the church has a Post Office Box, is some miles away; thus, the town of Crawford cannot be used as a landmark.
Also see . . . Clouds Creek Church. In its more than two-hundred-year history, the little country church has quietly provided strength to its community and reached beyond itself to serve others. (Submitted on October 23, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
1. Benjamin Tribble
I am the Great Great Great Great Grandson of Benjamin Tribble, Charter Member of Clouds Creek Baptist Church. My Great Great Great Grandfather Secretary Carter from Virginia married Benjamin Tribble's oldest daughter Winifred Tribble in 1804 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia. Secretary owned a 476 acre farm on Clouds Creek until 1822. Secretary and Winifred moved to Walton County in 1822 where our family has lived ever since. My architectural firm in Monroe is currently working on the Restoration of the Oglethorpe County Courthouse (1886)
Benjamin Mercer Carter
Monroe, Walton County, Georgia.
Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest in the Historical Marker database, and for sharing a bit of your family history related to this marker. Considering the Courthouse restoration, should you be willing to share some before and/or after pictures, we would welcome them as additions to the nearby Oglethorpe County marker page.
— Submitted February 5, 2011, by Benjamin Mercer Carter of Monroe, Georgia.
2. Benjamin Standifer
I am a 4th great granddaughter of Benjamin Standifer/Nancy Jones Echols(his second wife)
— Submitted July 8, 2013, by Wanda J Parker Pruitt of Jackson, Missouri.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2010, by AliceHughes of Winterville, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,312 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 7, 2010, by AliceHughes of Winterville, Georgia. 2. submitted on October 23, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 3. submitted on January 7, 2010, by AliceHughes of Winterville, Georgia. 4, 5. submitted on October 23, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 6, 7, 8. submitted on January 7, 2010, by AliceHughes of Winterville, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.