Historic Markers Across Georgia

Sowhatchee Elementary School

Marker ID: HCC 
Location: at the Zion Free Will Baptist Church, 856 Zion Road, Blakely, GA
County: Early
Coordinates: N 31° 17.073    W 085° 0.178
  31.28455    -85.00296666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
Sowhatchee Elementary School Marker
Photo by David Seibert


The school was established prior to 1879 and consolidated with Hilton School in 1925. It served as a Free Will Baptist Bible School for young ministers from 1930-1942. Reverend T. B. Mellette was the instructor and Reverend K. V. Shutes was president during that time. In 1942 the school was moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and is currently known as the F. W. Baptist Bible College. Since 1942, the school building has been used for worship, fellowship, and related community activities.
Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Early County Historical Society 2005

Sowhatchee Elementary School
Photo by David Seibert


Marker Dedication or Erection Date: January 15, 2006