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Near Hinesville in Liberty County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Gum Branch Baptist Church

 
 
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By David Seibert, August 3, 2012
1. Gum Branch Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. This church was organized in 1833 as the Gum Branch Primitive Baptist Church by members of Beardís Creek Primitive Baptist Church. Among the charter members were Samuel and David Delk. The land for the church was given by Fashau Long, Jr.

In 1838 a church building was erected to replace the brush arbor meeting place. Leaders at this time were James N. Mobley, Albert Mobley, A. B. Flowers, Evan Wells, J. N. Tatum, John and Jeremiah Baker, and Augustus Delk. The earliest known pastor was the Reverend Lewis Price, Jr., 1860- 61.

Gum Branch Church was a member of the Baptist Union Association until 1908 when it became a member of the New Sunbury Baptist Association. The church began having full time services in February 1949.
 
Erected 1996 by Liberty County Historical Society.
 
Location. 31° 51.544′ N, 81° 43.487′ W. Marker is near Hinesville, Georgia, in Liberty County. Marker is on Georgia Route 196 0.1 miles west of John Wells Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8590 Georgia Highway 196 W, Hinesville GA 31313, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Taylors Creek Methodist Church and Cemetery
Gum Branch Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 3, 2012
2. Gum Branch Baptist Church Marker
(approx. 6.9 miles away); Bradwell Institute (approx. 7.1 miles away); Charlton Hines House (approx. 7.6 miles away); Old Liberty County Jail (approx. 7.6 miles away); Hinesville Methodist Church (approx. 7.6 miles away); Fort Morris Cannon (approx. 7.6 miles away); Bradwell Park (approx. 7.6 miles away); Liberty County (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hinesville.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Gum Branch Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 3, 2012
3. Gum Branch Baptist Church and Marker
This brick church building replaced an earlier wood building, probably dating to 1883. A newer sanctuary stands just to the east of this building. The marker stands to the far right in the photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 435 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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