Powelton Baptist Church

Powelton Baptist Church (HM8N4)

Location: Sparta, GA 31087 Hancock County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 25.73', W 82° 52.24'

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The Powelton Baptist Church, first known as Powell Creek Church, was constituted July 1st, 1786, with 26 members by the Rev. Silas Mercer, the Rev. John Harvey, and the Rev. John Thomas. The Rev. Jesse Mercer became pastor of this church on February 4,1797, and served in that capacity until late in 1825. During his ministry, 200 persons were baptized into the church.

The General Committee of the Georgia Baptists was organized here in 1803; the Baptist State Convention was formed in this church in 1822, and its sessions were held here in 1823 and in 1832.

Governor William Rabun was a distinguished member of Powelton Baptist Church, and served it as a Clerk and Chorister.
HM NumberHM8N4
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number070-10
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 5:40pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 326088 N 3700393
Decimal Degrees33.42883333, -82.87066667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 25.73', W 82° 52.24'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 25' 43.80" N, 82° 52' 14.40" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 209 Jones Bridge Rd, Sparta GA 31087, US
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