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Millstone Baptist – Oglethorpe

Some of my ancestors settled here so I’ll be searching for church records that just might be available online! Explorer Meriwether Lewis was born in the Millstone Creek area and spent some years of his childhood there.

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Millstone Baptist   Circa 1788

Millstone Baptist Church had the great good fortune to have been constituted in the Millstone Creek/Goosepond Creek community of Old Wilkes County, which was created in 1777.  Oglethorpe County was then created out of Wilkes in 1793.  This community had been settled by Virginians that migrated to that section of Georgia on the Broad and Savannah Rivers.  This area cradled governors, senators, a territorial governor, an ambassador, a secretary of state, representatives, explorers and generals….. men and women who rose to exceptional heights in the late seventeen hundreds and into the early eighteen hundreds.  For this reason, early 19th Century Georgians referred to Oglethorpe County as ‘The Mother of Statesmen‘.

In January 1788, two giants of the burgeoning Baptist church in Georgia, Rev. Silas Mercer and Rev Jeremiah Walker, helped the people of the community form Millstone…

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Written by Jude Cowell

January 15, 2022 at 10:43 pm

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