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Port Wentworth in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Richmond Baptist Church

 
 
Richmond Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 10, 2012
1. Richmond Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Richmond Baptist Church and its adjoining cemetery were organized on March 14, 1897 under the leadership of Rev. E.K. Love, third pastor of First African Baptist Church in Savannah. Rev. Love was a significant missionary and religious leader in the African-American community throughout Georgia. Richmond was one of thirteen identified Savannah praise houses under the administration of First African Baptist Church in 1884 Established in the tradition of earlier plantation praise houses intended to Christianize the enslaved populations of rural plantations, Richmond Baptist Church served the African Americans of Richmond Plantation. Richmond maintained religious worship under the affiliate plantation membership of First African Baptist Church of Savannah.
 
Erected 2012 by The Georgia Historical Society and the Richmond Baptist Church. (Marker Number 25-39.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 12.073′ N, 81° 11.932′ W. Marker is in Port Wentworth, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on State Highway 21, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located just south of Barrien Road. Marker is at or
Richmond Baptist Church with Marker along Ga Route 21 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 10, 2012
2. Richmond Baptist Church with Marker along Ga Route 21
near this postal address: 7351 Ga. Highway 21 (Augusta Road), Port Wentworth GA 31407, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mulberry Grove Plantation (approx. 1.5 miles away); Washington's Southern Tour (approx. 1.5 miles away); Historic Ship Anchor (approx. 1.8 miles away); Houston Baptist (approx. 2.2 miles away); Atlantic Coastal Highway Through Georgia (approx. 3.4 miles away); Goshen Church (approx. 3.5 miles away); Indian Trading Post: Home of Mary Musgrove (approx. 4.8 miles away); Battle Between Confederate Gunboats and Union Field Artillery (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Wentworth.
 
Additional comments.
1. The Marker
Although labeled and casted as 2011, the marker was erected in 2012, with its Blessing and Dedication March 10, 2012
    — Submitted March 10, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
Richmond Baptist Church Marker dedication image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 10, 2012
3. Richmond Baptist Church Marker dedication
Richmond Baptist Church Marker unveiled by church officials and dignitaries image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 10, 2012
4. Richmond Baptist Church Marker unveiled by church officials and dignitaries
Richmond Baptist Church Marker Dedication image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 10, 2012
5. Richmond Baptist Church Marker Dedication
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 10, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 483 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 10, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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