Historic Springfield Baptist Church

Historic Springfield Baptist Church (HMQ1E)

Location: Greensboro, GA 30642 Greene County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 33.967', W 83° 10.617'

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Springfield Baptist Church was established on January 27, 1864 prior to the abolition of slavery, and is among the first African-American churches founded in Middle Georgia. Enslaved workers purchased land from Mrs. Nancy Bickers and began monthly meetings. Levi Thornton, a slave, served as the church's first pastor. Prior to the Civil War most local congregations were racially integrated, though blacks and whites sat separately. However in 1867 African Americans were dismissed from local congregations. At their dismissal, the white congregations presented Springfield with $200 to help build the current building. In 1978, this property was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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HM NumberHMQ1E
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number66-2
Year Placed2010
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and the Springfield Baptist Church
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 5:55pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 297927 N 3716172
Decimal Degrees33.56611667, -83.17695000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 33.967', W 83° 10.617'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 33' 58.02" N, 83° 10' 37.02" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 378 Canaan Cir, Greensboro GA 30642, US
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