First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church (HM8TJ)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 4.561', W 81° 5.621'

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First Baptist Church, Savannah's oldest standing house of worship, was designed by Elias Carter and completed in 1833. The congregation dates to 1800. In 1922 the front of the building was extended, and cupola removed, and the edifice covered with limestone. Under the leadership of Sylvanus Landrum, First Baptist Church was one of the few southern churches to remain open throughout the Civil War. Notable pastors include W.L. Pickard, later president of Mercer University; Norman Cox, executive secretary of the Historical Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention; and Arthur Jackson, executive secretary of the Georgia Baptist Foundation.
HM NumberHM8TJ
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number25-11
Year Placed2002
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and First Baptist Church
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 11:27pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 491158 N 3548865
Decimal Degrees32.07601667, -81.09368333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.561', W 81° 5.621'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 33.66" N, 81° 5' 37.26" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 223 Bull St, Savannah GA 31401, US
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