Historic Markers Across Georgia

Botsford Church-1773

Marker ID: GHM 017-3
Location: GA 56 to Cates Mead Rd, R on Seven Oaks Rd, L on Botsford Church
County: Burke
Coordinates: N 33° 5.961    W 081° 52.432
  33.09935    -81.87386666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM7VJ1
Botsford Church-1773  Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


Botsford Church, constituted in 1773 by the Rev. Edmund Botsford, was the second Baptist church in Georgia. Originally located 25 miles below Augusta, known as the New Savannah Church, it was moved about 10 miles to this place after the Revolution. this building erected about 1875, replaced the first church which burned. The old minute book contains a list of members and a resolution memorializing those who died in Confederate service. Rev. Botsford, born in England, a vigorous missionary, wrote: ´In August, 1773, I rode 650 miles, preached 42 sermons & baptized 21 persons.´

GHM 017-3 Georgia Historical Commission 1954

Botsford Church
Botsford Church-1773
Photo by Ken Moser