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Appling in Columbia County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Religious Liberty in Georgia

 
 
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By Brian Scott, August 8, 2015
1. Religious Liberty in Georgia Marker
Inscription.
This building, Kiowee Church's sixth meeting house, was erected in 1937 with the help of many Georgia Baptists as a monument to Daniel Marshall. Not later than 1770, he was arrested for preaching in Colonial Georgia at a site east of this marker. At a trial in Augusta before Colonel Edward Barnard and Parson Edward Ellington of the Church of England, he was ordered to "desist from preaching in the province." His wife Martha defended him "with solemn denuciation of law, quoting with fluency passage after passage of scripture." Marshall also replied "whether it be right to obey God rather than man, judge ye." He continued to preach. His arresting officer, Samuel Cartledge, was converted, became a member of Kiowee Church which Marshall began in 1772, was also ordained, and organized and pastored churches in the area. Colonel Bernard became a close fried. Thereafter religious persecution ended in Georgia. The Marshall Historical Site, where Marshall lived and died, is east of this site on Tubman Creek, one mile past Old Kiowee Church.
 
Erected 1991 by Historical Commission of the Georgia Baptist Convention.
 
Location. 33° 33.1′ N, 82° 19.117′ W. Marker is in Appling, Georgia, in Columbia County. Marker is on
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By Brian Scott, August 8, 2015
2. Religious Liberty in Georgia Marker
Ray Owens Road (State Highway 47), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2520 Ray Owens Road, Appling GA 30802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Baptist Church in Georgia (within shouting distance of this marker); Columbia County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Woodmen of the World Veterans Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rev. Daniel Marshall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jabez Pleiades Marshall (approx. 2.4 miles away); Basil Neal - Soldier of '76 (approx. 5.2 miles away); Sharon Baptist Church (approx. 5.9 miles away); William Few Signer of the U.S. Constitution (approx. 6 miles away); Shiloh Methodist Church (approx. 6.1 miles away); Damascus Baptist Church (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Appling.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kiowee Baptist Church. Church website. (Submitted on August 19, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Daniel Marshall (1706-1784). Daniel Marshall, a Baptist pastor and itinerant preacher, is generally considered the first great Baptist leader in Georgia. He founded Kiokee Baptist Church, the oldest continuing Baptist congregation in the state. (Submitted on August 19, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Marshall Historic Site
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By Brian Scott, August 8, 2015
3. Religious Liberty in Georgia Marker
. Dedicated November 12, 1981. Developed by the History Committee, Georgia Baptist Convention in cooperation with Kiowee Baptist Church and the Georgia Baptist Association. (Submitted on August 19, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 210 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 19, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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