Ways Baptist Church and Stellaville School

Ways Baptist Church and Stellaville School (HM8NL)

Location: Wrens, GA 30833 Jefferson County
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N 33° 10.961', W 82° 20.013'

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Ways Baptist Church was established in 1817. Originally known as Darcy's Meeting House, the church was formed by members of the Brushy Creek Church. In 1868 Ways Church organized the Stellaville School, which was active until the mid 1940s. The only high school in the county outside of Louisville, Stellaville drew students from as far away as South Carolina. The school's faculty included some of Georgia's leading educators at that time, such as Professor V.T. Sanford of the Sanford family of Mercer University. These instructors were brought to Stellaville by Reverend W.L. Kilpatrick, who served aschairman of Mercer's trustees, and led the Ways Baptist Church congregation from 1866-1891.
HM NumberHM8NL
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number81-1
Year Placed2004
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and the Ways Baptist Church
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 12:46pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 375678 N 3672331
Decimal Degrees33.18268333, -82.33355000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 10.961', W 82° 20.013'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 10' 57.66" N, 82° 20' 0.78" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5087 Campground Rd, Wrens GA 30833, US
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