Bethany (HM9H1)

Location: Springfield, GA 31329 Effingham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 24.516', W 81° 14.578'

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The settlement of Bethany was effected near here in 1751 by John Gerar William DeBrahm, His Majesty`s Surveyor General for the Southern District of North America. Comprised at first of 160 Germans, the group was joined 11 months later by an equal number of "Relatives and Acquaintances". A commodious church edifice was built, also a school house and a residence for the teacher.

Bethany was in existence until the Revolution, but during that war it began to decay, and was never rebuilt.
HM NumberHM9H1
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number051-7
Year Placed1988
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 10:09pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 477152 N 3585753
Decimal Degrees32.40860000, -81.24296667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 24.516', W 81° 14.578'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 24' 30.96" N, 81° 14' 34.68" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 937 Bethany Rd, Springfield GA 31329, US
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