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Greensboro in Greene County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Historic Springfield Baptist Church

 
 
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By David Seibert, November 12, 2010
1. Historic Springfield Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Springfield Baptist Church was established on January 27, 1864 prior to the abolition of slavery, and is among the first African-American churches founded in Middle Georgia. Enslaved workers purchased land from Mrs. Nancy Bickers and began monthly meetings. Levi Thornton, a slave, served as the churchs first pastor. Prior to the Civil War most local congregations were racially integrated, though blacks and whites sat separately. However in 1867 African Americans were dismissed from local congregations. At their dismissal, the white congregations presented Springfield with $200 to help build the current building. In 1978, this property was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 2010 by Georgia Historical Society and the Springfield Baptist Church. (Marker Number 66-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 33.967′ N, 83° 10.617′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, Georgia, in Greene County. Marker is at the intersection of Canaan Circle and Foster Street, on the right when traveling east on Canaan Circle. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 314 Canaan Circle, Greensboro GA 30642, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Historic Springfield Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 12, 2010
2. Historic Springfield Baptist Church Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Burning of Greensborough (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sheriff L. L. Wyatt (approx. 0.8 miles away); Greene County (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Greene County "Gaol" (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Commissioner of Agriculture (approx. 0.8 miles away); William C. Dawson (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bishop George Foster Pierce (approx. 0.8 miles away); Unknown Confederate Dead (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greensboro.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
Historic Springfield Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 12, 2010
3. Historic Springfield Baptist Church and Marker
Historic Springfield Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 12, 2010
4. Historic Springfield Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 950 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 11, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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