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Beards Creek Church-GHM 132-3-Tattnall Co
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
N 31° 58.883 W 081° 52.083
17R E 417990 N 3538701
Quick Description: NE from Glennville on E. Hencart to just W of Long County
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 9/11/2010 1:22:32 AM
Waymark Code: WM9NV6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
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Long Description:
The Beards Creek Church was orderly constituted on December 29, 1804, by the Rev. John Gooldwire, the Rev. John Standford, the Rev. Isham Peacock, and the Rev. David Hennesy, all orderly Baptist ministers. Jacob Dees and Moses Westberry were that day ordained Deacons, and the Rev. David Hehnesy was called to be the first Minister. Nathan Smart was Clerk.

Organizing members were: John Dees, John Taylor, William Willcox, Samuel Thornton, Levi Morgan, Robert Bruer, J ames Thomas, Ezeceal Thornton, John Overstreet, Seth Knight, Nathan Smart and John Purcell. The church was constituted near the site of the present edifice.

On November 26, 1896, Beards Creek Church, with seven others, became an organizing member of the Bethel Primitive Baptist Association.

During the years since it was constituted, many of the Baptist churches in the surrounding area have originated from the Beards Creek Church.
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: 132-3

Date: 1957

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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