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Ruckersville in Elbert County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Vanís Creek Baptist Church

 
 
Vanís Creek Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2010
1. Vanís Creek Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.
Vanís Creek Baptist Church, established early in 1785 by Rev. Dozier Thornton, Revolutionary soldier and Virginian, was named for an Indian convert, David Vann, famed Chief of the Cherokees. Though the 6th Baptist church in Georgia, it is the oldest in continuous service. Rev. Thornton was its pastor for 43 years. Original members were Rev. Dozier Thornton, his wife, Lucy Elizabeth Thornton, Elizabeth Thornton, William Arnold, first Deacon and Clerk, Susan Arnold, Nathan Morgan, Elizabeth Morgan, Thomas Gilbert, John White, Milly White.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 052-6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 10.056′ N, 82° 47.292′ W. Marker is in Ruckersville, Georgia, in Elbert County. Marker is at the intersection of Ruckersville Circle and Tobe Wells Road, on the left when traveling north on Ruckersville Circle. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1733 Ruckersville Circle, Elberton GA 30635, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Cherokee Ford (approx. 3 miles away); Bartlett Tucker Family Cemetery
Vanís Creek Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 16, 2014
2. Vanís Creek Baptist Church Marker
(approx. 5.1 miles away in South Carolina); Soldier (approx. 5.2 miles away); My American Soldier (approx. 5.2 miles away); In Memoriam (approx. 5.2 miles away); Elbert County's Dead in the Civil War (approx. 5.2 miles away); Dedicated to the Memory (approx. 5.2 miles away); Memorial Park History (approx. 5.2 miles away); Navy Seabees Can Do (approx. 5.2 miles away); Revolutionary War Soldiers (approx. 5.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  David Vann. David Vann (Georgia, January 1, 1800 - Indian Territory, December 23, 1863) was a sub-Chief who was elected Treasurer of the Cherokee Nation in 1839, 1843, 1847 and 1851. (Submitted on November 2, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Native Americans
 
Vanís Creek Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2010
3. Vanís Creek Baptist Church Marker
Looking east: Ruckersville Circle is on the right, and Tobe Wells Road to the left.
Vanís Creek Baptist Church Marker<br>Church Cemetery in Background image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 16, 2014
4. Vanís Creek Baptist Church Marker
Church Cemetery in Background
Vanís Creek Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2010
5. Vanís Creek Baptist Church
Vanís Creek Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 16, 2014
6. Vanís Creek Baptist Church
Vanís Creek Baptist Church<br>North Elevation image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 16, 2014
7. Vanís Creek Baptist Church
North Elevation
David Vann<br>1880-1863<br>Namesake of Van's Creek Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Charles Bird King, 1825
8. David Vann
1880-1863
Namesake of Van's Creek Baptist Church
Stone Maker near Entrance to Vanís Creek Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 16, 2014
9. Stone Maker near Entrance to Vanís Creek Baptist Church
Organized 1785. First Pastor
Dozier Thornton
200 Years Continuing Service
Deacon Chairman
George D. Harvell, Jr.
Deacon Emeritus
Robert Ward
Pastor
James Olds
July 28, 1985
Vanís Creek Baptist Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 16, 2014
10. Vanís Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
Grave of James Head image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 16, 2014
11. Grave of James Head
Ensign
VA Line
Rev War
1756
Jan 7 1796
Sons of the American Revolution Medallion
Grave of Michael Adam Gaar image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 16, 2014
12. Grave of Michael Adam Gaar
Lieut
Culpeper
Va Militia
Rev War
1740
Jan 2 1797
Sons of American Revolution Medallion
Grave of Joseph and Margaret Rucker<br>Namesakes of Ruckersville Community image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 16, 2014
13. Grave of Joseph and Margaret Rucker
Namesakes of Ruckersville Community
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,010 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 28, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on November 2, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on October 28, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   4. submitted on November 2, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on October 28, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on November 2, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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