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Benevolence in Randolph County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Benevolence Baptist Church

 
 
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By David Seibert, August 10, 2003
1. Benevolence Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. This church, constituted May 16, 1840, succeeded Walnut Grove, NW of here, (called Mt. Paran when organized, Nov. 1831, with 9 members). In 1840, Missionary Baptists, feeling a need for a separate church, met and accepted 5 acres of land for Church and Cemetery "with no charges ever" from Thomas Coram, first settler at this site. For this generosity, Abner Ward suggested the name Benevolence for church and community. Members hauled lumber from Dawson and built the first church building, dedicated May 17, 1842, with Rev. James Matthews, Pastor, and A.M. Albritton, Clerk. First deacons were James Sherman and John Winfrey. Other early clerks were David Holman, Abner Ward, E. H. Keese and G. W. King.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 120-11.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 52.9′ N, 84° 44.083′ W. Marker is in Benevolence, Georgia, in Randolph County. Marker is at the intersection of Cuthbert Road (County Route 156) and Lumpkin Road (County Route 104), on the right when traveling north on Cuthbert Road. Touch for map. Marker is set back from road, right in front of the church. Marker is in this post office area: Cuthbert GA 39840, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By David Seibert, August 15, 2011
2. Benevolence Baptist Church Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Seat of Government of Randolph County (approx. 3.3 miles away); Mother of Georgia's Pecan Industry (approx. 8.1 miles away); Randolph County (approx. 8.2 miles away); Site of First Church Building in Cuthbert, Georgia (approx. 8.2 miles away); Frederick Davis Patterson, M.D. / Patterson Hospital (approx. 8.2 miles away); Old Carnegie Library (approx. 8.3 miles away); Site of First Randolph County Courthouse (approx. 8.3 miles away); Andrew Female College (approx. 8.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USChurches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
Benevolence Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 15, 2011
3. Benevolence Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,070 times since then and 58 times this year. Last updated on July 25, 2010, by Ed Ward of Alexandria, Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on October 24, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on November 1, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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