Houston Baptist

Houston Baptist (HM4Z1)

Location: Savannah, GA 31407 Chatham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 13.947', W 81° 11.616'

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Houston Baptist Church and its adjoining cemetery wereorganized 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 redistributionof 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.
HM NumberHM4Z1
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number25-28
Year Placed2007
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and the North Port Wentworth Citizens Council, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 2:51am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 481759 N 3566217
Decimal Degrees32.23245000, -81.19360000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 13.947', W 81° 11.616'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 13' 56.82" N, 81° 11' 36.96" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8140 GA-21, Savannah GA 31407, US
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