Fort Gaines, GeorgiaThis 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.
|Placed By||Mt. Gilead Baptist Church and the Historic Chattahoochee Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 5:23pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 688745 N 3506505|
|Decimal Degrees||31.67833333, -85.00885000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 40.7', W 85° 0.531'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 40' 42.00" N, 85° 0' 31.86" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1518 Co Rd 47, Fort Gaines GA 39851, US|
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