Historic Markers Across Georgia



The First African Baptist Church of North America



Marker ID:  
Location: 23 Montgomery St, Savannah, GA
County: Chatham
Coordinates: N 32° 4.878    W 081° 5.768
  32.0813    -81.09613333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None
The First African Baptist Church
of North America Marker
Photo by Mike Stroud



Text:

The First African Baptist Church
of North America


The oldest Black Congregation in North America began in 1773. May 20, 1775 the church was born with Rev. George Leile as its pastor; and constituted January 20, 1788 with Rev. Andrew Bryan, Pastor.


( Plaque 2 )
To The Glory Of God
This building was erected in 1859 by the members of the congregation doing the work themselves. It is rated excellent in architecture and listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

This is the first building constructed of brick in the State of Georgia owned by blacks.



 
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First African Baptist Church

 

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