Falling Creek Baptist Church

Falling Creek Baptist Church (HMOYW)

Location: Elberton, GA 30635 Elbert County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 4.392', W 82° 52.116'

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In 1788, Thomas Maxwell founded the Falling Creek Baptist Church. A Virginian, he was born September 8, 1742, and died December 12, 1837. Imprisoned a number of times for preaching the Baptist faith, he was able, once, to convert the jailer and his family. According to tradition, he rubbed away part of his prominent nose by preaching through the bars of the jails, and was defended by Patrick Henry when jailed in Culpeper County, Va.

In 1835 at Falling Creek Church, the Sarepta Baptist Association voted to join the State Baptist Convention, after 15 years consideration.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number052-11
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 10:31pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 327575 N 3771847
Decimal Degrees34.07320000, -82.86860000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 4.392', W 82° 52.116'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 4' 23.52" N, 82° 52' 6.96" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1395 Lexington Hwy, Elberton GA 30635, US
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