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Houston Baptist Church - GHS 25-28 - Chatham Co. GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 32° 13.168 W 081° 11.790
17S E 481483 N 3564779
Quick Description: The Houston Baptist Church narker is located at 9000 Old Augusta Rd./Ga Hwy 21, Port Wentworth - north of I-95. The marker sits back off of the road.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 9/7/2008 2:29:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM4MM9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 9

Long Description:

Houston Baptist Church

Houston Baptist Church and its adjoining cemetery were organized in 1886 under the leadership of Reverend Ulysses L. Houston, minister of First Bryan Baptist Church in Savannah. A significant religious and political leader in the African-American community, Houston attended the meeting at Gen. Sherman's Savannah headquarters in January 1865 that resulted in Special Field Order No.15 (the redistribution of confiscated coastal land in forty-acre tracts to newly freed blacks). Houston also served a term in Georgia's Reconstruction legislature. Established in the tradition of earlier plantation praise houses intended to Christianize the enslaved populations of rural plantations, Houston Baptist Church served the African Americans of Rice Hope Plantation. Houston Baptist Church continued to serve the local community until the 1970s.

Erected by the Georgia Historical Society and the North
Port Wentworth Citizens Council, Inc.

2007. 4 25-28
Type of Marker: Building

Marker #: GHS 25-28

Date: 2007

Sponsor: The Georgia Historical Society and the Noth Port Wenworth Citizens Council Inc.

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