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Perkins in Jenkins County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Big Buckhead Church

 
 
Big Buckhead Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 2008
1. Big Buckhead Church Marker
Inscription. This church, near Buckhead Creek, from which it derives its name, was probably organized before the Revolution by Matthew Moore, Baptist minister whose loyalist sympathies led him to leave with the British. Buckhead Church was reconstituted Sept. 11, 1787 with James Matthews, pastor, and Sanders Walker and Josiah Taylor acting with him as presbytery. Four church buildings have stood on or near this site. The first was log, followed, in 1807, by a white frame one. A brick church was built in 1830. It was condemned and the present one was erected. Here the Hephzibah Assn. was organized and plans to create Mercer Univ. proposed.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 82-11.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 54.144′ N, 82° 1.398′ W. Marker is in Perkins, Georgia, in Jenkins County. Marker is on Buckhead Church Rd, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. 3.5 miles W of Perkins 0ff US 25 on Big Buckhead Church Road. Marker is in this post office area: Perkins GA 30822, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cavalry Action at Buckhead Church
Big Buckhead Church Marker on right image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 2008
2. Big Buckhead Church Marker on right
Cavalry Action At Buckhead Church Marker at left
(here, next to this marker); Battle of Buck Head Creek (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bellevue Plantation (approx. 1.9 miles away); Site of Planters Electric Membership Corporation Organizational Meeting (approx. 1.9 miles away); Old Buckhead Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); Camp Lawton (approx. 4.2 miles away); The 14th Corps at Lumpkin's Station (approx. 5 miles away); Sherman at Millen (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perkins.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for Mercer University. Mercer University, as mentioned on Marker (Submitted on May 20, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraNotable Buildings
 
Big Buckhead Church Marker on left image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
3. Big Buckhead Church Marker on left
Big Buckhead Church image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. Big Buckhead Church
Small cemetery near Big Buckhead Church (seen in distant backround) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
5. Small cemetery near Big Buckhead Church (seen in distant backround)
Graves include Hines, Henry C., Dr., b. 15 Oct 1828, d. 15 Jan 1856
Jackson, Ann Everline, d. 22 Aug 1889, Aged 87yr 7mo
Jones, Batt, b. 11 Sep 1825, d. 18 Dec 1862
Jones, Caroline E., d. 28 Jun 1869, 42yr, Daughter of William & Sarah Sapp
Sapp, Mary T., b. 4 Jun 1797, d. 17 May 1856
Schultz, Christian, d. Aug 1847 Burke Co, GA, A native of Prussia Thorn, Middleton, b. 14 Mar 1798, d. 15 Dec 1858
Cemetery Grave for Confederate image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
6. Cemetery Grave for Confederate
Batt Jones
Born 11th September 1825
Died 18th December 1862
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,791 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 20, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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