Tugalo Baptist Church and Cemetery

Tugalo Baptist Church and Cemetery (HM13XW)

Location: Toccoa, GA 30577 Stephens County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 35.113', W 83° 10.452'

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Tugalo Baptist Church, established before 1789, was first known as the Tugalo River Church. Founded by the Rev. John Cleveland, a Revolutionary Soldier, Tugalo is the oldest church in what was then Franklin County. The county covered an area in Ga. and S.C. about the size of Rhode Island.

The church has been called "The Mother Church" of Baptist churches in this area. Cleveland was to become known as "The Father of Baptist Principles." He and the Rev. Thomas Gilbert represented Tugalo River Church when the Tugalo Baptist Association was formed in 1818.

The land upon which the church stands was deeded to the church by Robert and Sarah (Wheeler) Craig July 28, 1895, and both the church and the cemetery have remained on their original site since its founding.

In the cemetery is the grave of Henry Fricks who lived his life during three centuries. He was born in 1799 and died in 1901.

This marker was erected by the Tugalo Baptist Church and Stephens County Historical Society in 1984.

Romans 8:31-39
HM NumberHM13XW
Year Placed1984
Placed ByTugalo Baptist Church and Stephens County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 4:23pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 300587 N 3829195
Decimal Degrees34.58521667, -83.17420000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 35.113', W 83° 10.452'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 35' 6.78" N, 83° 10' 27.12" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-499 E Silver Shoals Rd, Toccoa GA 30577, US
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