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Building Name

Union Baptist Church


Union Baptist Church Marker, Lakeland GA

The marker reads as :

" Union Baptist Church, on the Alapaha River one-half mile West on this road, was constituted October 21, 1825, the first church in the old area of Irwin County.

The original members were: William A. Knight, his wife, Sarah; Jonathan Knight, his wife, Elizabeth; Joshua Lee, his wife, Martha; James Patten, his wife, Elizabeth; Mary Knight; Josiah Sirmans, deacon.

The Rev. Matthew Albritton served the church as its first minister."

Placed By Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Latitude, Longitude

31.02648333, -83.06605000

Rights Statement


Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Union Baptist Church Marker; Union Baptist Church; Rev. Matthew Albritton; Lanier County (Ga.); Historical marker --- Georgia --- Lakeland.


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