First Ebenezer Baptist Church

First Ebenezer Baptist Church (HM9NZ)

Location: Hephzibah, GA 30815 Richmond County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 19.307', W 82° 5.712'

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This congregation began when a handful of slaves gathered for services on the Rhodes Plantation in August 1812. In 1851 Absalom A. Rhodes sold a quarter acre of land here for two dollars to the deacon board of Ebenezer Baptist Church. The fifty-six-member congregation joined the Georgia Baptist Association in 1867. First Ebenezer's leadershipin the Association was paramount in forming the Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia, the first African-American convention. Two new congregations have sprung from First Ebenezer: Second Ebenezer Baptist Church and Spring Grove Baptist Church.
HM NumberHM9NZ
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number121-7
Year Placed2003
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and First Ebenezer Baptist Church
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 8:36am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 398061 N 3687496
Decimal Degrees33.32178333, -82.09520000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 19.307', W 82° 5.712'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 19' 18.42" N, 82° 5' 42.72" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4752 Windsor Spring Rd, Hephzibah GA 30815, US
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