Mt. Gilead Baptist Church

Mt. Gilead Baptist Church (HMVRX)

Location: Fort Gaines, GA 39851 Clay County
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N 31° 40.7', W 85° 0.531'

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Fort Gaines, Georgia

This church was constituted on July 21, 1822, under the leadership of the Rev. Jim Davis, when Fort Gaines was part of Early County. Land for the church was donated and deeded by J. Hugh Edge. The first building, which also served as a schoolhouse, was constructed of hand-hewn logs. In 1839, Mt. Gilead joined the Bethel Baptist Association in Americus, Georgia. Included on the five acre church property is a cemetery with the earliest grave dating from 1865. A baptismal pool, inscribed with the date of 1828, is located across the road from the present church building and is still being used.
Year Placed2002
Placed ByMt. Gilead Baptist Church and the Historic Chattahoochee Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 5:23pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 688745 N 3506505
Decimal Degrees31.67833333, -85.00885000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 40.7', W 85° 0.531'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 40' 42.00" N, 85° 0' 31.86" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1518 Co Rd 47, Fort Gaines GA 39851, US
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