Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1890, Warthen

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Constituted in 1790, Bethlehem Baptist’s congregation is thought to be the oldest in Washington County. It was first known as the Church of Christ on Cag Creek (now Keg Creek). It later relocated and was known as Williamson Swamp Meeting House. When they finally moved to Warthen in 1795, they welcomed the members of Paley Church and the old Cag Creek Church and became Bethlehem. The old wooden church burned in 1890 and was replaced with the present structure.

Warthen Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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2 responses to “Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1890, Warthen

  1. rhm@workplans.com

    I have an image of my great-grandfather's house in Pelham.  It waas originally built in 1876, burned and rebuilt in 1908, and torn down in the 1960s for a public housing site.  He and Judson Hand knw each other and did some business together.It passed out of our family in the Panic of 1922.  Anecdotal stories say that the family lawyer wound up with it.Particulars:  John J. Mize home, Mize Road, Pelham Georgia.If you would like me to sent the image, please reply.Roy MizeMountain View, CA    

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