Phillips Mills Baptist Church

Phillips Mills Baptist Church (HMGXD)

Location: Washington, GA 30673 Wilkes County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 40.088', W 82° 52.976'

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On June 10th, 1785, 16 members met in a mill on this site owned by Joel Phillips, a Revolutionary soldier, and organized Phillips Mills Baptist Church. The Rev. Silas Mercer, leader of the group, became the first pastor of the church, and served in that capacity for 11 years. His son, Jesse Mercer, was received into the church on July 7, 1787, at the age of eighteen. Later he was ordained to the ministry in the old church, and followed his father as its pastor, serving this church for thirty-seven years.

The present edifice is the second to be built on the site, which was donated to the church by Joel Phillips. Since its organization, many important conferences have been held in Phillips Mills Church, and young men whose names are now famous in the ministry have preached their first sermons here.
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HM NumberHMGXD
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number157-23
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 2:45pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 325429 N 3726950
Decimal Degrees33.66813333, -82.88293333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 40.088', W 82° 52.976'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 40' 5.28" N, 82° 52' 58.56" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4514-4636 Greensboro Rd S, Washington GA 30673, US
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