—→Botsford Church, Constituted in 1773 by the Rev. Edmund Botsford, was the second Baptist church in Georgia. Originally located 25 miles below Augusta, known as the New Savannah Church, it was moved about 10 miles to this place after the Revolution. Thisbuilding,erected about 1875, replaced the first church which burned. The old minute book contains a list of members and a resolution memorializing those who died in Confederate service. Rev. Botsford, born in England, a vigorous missionary, wrote: "In August, 1773, I rode 650 miles, preached 42 sermons & baptized 21 persons."
|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 418457 N 3662640|
|Decimal Degrees||33.09935000, -81.87386667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 5.961', W 81° 52.432'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 5' 57.66" N, 81° 52' 25.92" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 825 Botsford Church Rd, Waynesboro GA 30830, US|
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