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The Common Road of the English Following Old Indian Trail
Chivers Plantation & Store
The Church of the Purification - Locust Grove Academy
Confederate Gun Shop
Crawfordville Academy Alexander Stephens Institute
Crawfordville Baptist Church
Crawfordville Methodist Church
Brig. Gen. Aaron Grier, Grave
Robert Grier, Astronomer
Indian Mounds
Richard Malcolm Johnston, Childhood Home
Roselle Mercier Montgomery
Old Tavern Site
Ray's Place Now Raytown
Raytown Methodist Church
South Liberty Presbyterian Church
Alexander Hamilton Stephens, Birthsite
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Crawfordville Baptist Church
Georgia Historical Marker Seal

  This, the first Protestant Church in the Taliaferro area and originally called Bethel, was established in 1802 by Rev. Jesse Mercer and Rev. James Matthews on land given by William Janes, one of Georgia's largest planters. The first pastor was Rev. James Robertson; first deacons were John Walker and Etheldred Wilder. Known widely for its liberality, this church granted the use of its building to other denominations while their churches were being organized. Many fiery political speeches have been made in the church building. The present structure was erected in 1889.

Located off Memorial Drive across from Liberty Hall in Crawfordville, Georgia

GHM 131-11, 1956

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