Van's Creek Baptist Church

Van's Creek Baptist Church (HMOYT)

Location: Elberton, GA 30635 Elbert County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 10.056', W 82° 47.292'

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Van's Creek Baptist Church, established early in 1785 by Rev. Dozier Thornton, Revolutionary soldier and Virginian, was named for an Indian convert. David Vann, famed Chief of the Cherokees. Though the 6th Baptist church in Georgia, it is the oldest in continuous service. Rev. Thornton was its pastor for 43 years. Original members were Rev. Dozier Thornton, his wife, Lucy Elizabeth Thornton, Elizabeth Thornton, William Arnold, first Deacon and Clerk, Susan Arnold, Nathan Morgan, Elizabeth Morgan, Thomas Gilbert, John White, Milly White.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number052-6
Year Placed1955
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 7:34am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 335178 N 3782184
Decimal Degrees34.16760000, -82.78820000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 10.056', W 82° 47.292'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 10' 3.36" N, 82° 47' 17.52" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 108 Chuck Fairs Rd, Elberton GA 30635, US
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