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Providence Or Camp Creek Church Marker image, Touch for more information
By Mike Stroud, October 29, 2009
Providence Or Camp Creek Church Marker
Georgia (Ware County), Manor — 148-5 — Providence Or Camp Creek Church»— 3 mi. —→
About 3 miles South on this road is Providence or Camp Creek Baptist Church. This church, of the Primitive Baptist faith, was organized February 3, 1844, and was formally constituted on March 2 of that year. Members signing the Covenant that day . . . — Map (db m24139) HM
Georgia (Ware County), Waycross — 12 — Methodism Came To Waycross1873
This church, known as Junction on the Blackshear Ct., began with three women members. Its first building was erected in 1874. A full-time pastor came in 1884. By 1892 the 500 members began a new brick building at this site of many “tent . . . — Map (db m70173) HM
Georgia (Ware County), Waycross — 148-3 — Okefenokee Swamp>>>-- 13 mi. -- >
Okefenokee Swamp, 400,000 acres of waterways, swamp prairies and floating islands is a region of many legends. Here DeSoto’s men told of trees that turned to warriors, Indians hunted and fished in its fastnesses and fled to safety on its islands . . . — Map (db m53058) HM
Georgia (Ware County), Waycross — 148-4 — Senator Nicholas Ware
This county proudly bears the name of a United States Senator from Georgia. Senator Nicholas Ware was born in Virginia in 1769, a son of Capt. Robert Ware, of the Revolutionary Army. Senator Ware moved to Augusta when a child, and was educated . . . — Map (db m23843) HM
Georgia (Ware County), Waycross — 148-6 — The Wildes Massacre
Here, on a Sunday morning in July, 1832, seven members of the Wildes Settlement were murdered by an Indian raiding party from the Okefenokee Swamp. Six of the victims were of the Wildes family, one was a 12-year-old girl of the Wilkinsons. Five . . . — Map (db m53057) HM
Georgia (Ware County), Waycross — 148-1 — Vereen Bell Highway<-------<<<
This access road into the great Okefenokee Swamp was named by the Georgia Legislature (1946) in memory of VEREEN BELL, Lt. USNR, young Georgia patriot and writer, who by his novel “SWAMP WATER” gave to the world insights into this unique . . . — Map (db m53133) HM
Georgia (Ware County), Waycross — Ware County Georgia World War I Memorial
Spirit of the American Doughboy Dedicated to the memory of our comrades who entered the service of thier country from Ware County and who gave their lives in the World War — Map (db m23882) HM WM
Georgia (Ware County), Waycross — 148-2 — Ware Court House»—→
Ware County was created out of a portion of Appling County by an Act of Dec. 25, 1824. It was named for United States Senator Nicholas Ware. Early in 1825 an Inferior Court was created, made up of Justices William Smith, Solomon Hall, John L. . . . — Map (db m23844) HM
Georgia (Ware County), Waycross — Waycross Confederate Monument
(South face) 1861 - 1865 [Crossed flags] Confederate Dead (East face) The impartial enlightened verdict of mankind will vindicate the rectitude of our conduct, and he who knows the hearts of men, will . . . — Map (db m24488) HM

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