Damascus Baptist Church

Damascus Baptist Church (HM8YM)

Location: Appling, GA 30802 Columbia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 39.955', W 82° 19.017'

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Damascus Baptist Church, organized July 29, 1820, was constituted by Samuel Cartledge and Widner Hilman. First members were Jeremiah Blanchard, James Ramsey, Jeremiah Roberts, Sara Blanchard, Sara Reid, Dilly Swan and Margaret Wilkins. James Ramsey was the first clerk of the church. Jeremiah Blanchard was the first deacon, elected Sept. 9, 1820.

The first pastor, Samuel Cartledge, served from 1820 to 1839. He was the officer who arrested Rev. Daniel Marshall, founder of the Kiokee Church in 1772, who was haled into court in Augusta for "holding religious services not in accord with the rites andceremonies of the Church of England." Cartledge was said to have been so impressed by the exhortation by Mrs. Marshall upon the arrest of her husband that he was converted, baptized by Rev. Marshall, served as a deacon for several years and was ordained in1789. He preached for the rest of his long life.

For a time after the War Between the State the church did not meet but, under the leadership of Mrs. Jane Harden Embank, it was reactivated in 1875. The present building was constructed in 1901. Several additions have been made since that time.
HM NumberHM8YM
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number036-6
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 7:23am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 377904 N 3725892
Decimal Degrees33.66591667, -82.31695000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 39.955', W 82° 19.017'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 39' 57.30" N, 82° 19' 1.02" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6338-6400 Ridge Rd, Appling GA 30802, US
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