Historic Markers Across Georgia

Ramah Baptist Church

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Location: 502 Ramah Drive, Palmetto, GA
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 31.617    W 084° 39.683
  33.52695    -84.66138333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None
Ramah Baptist Church Marker
Photo by David Seibert


The first Baptist Church established in Campbell County in 1828, it became the mother church for many Western and Fairburn Baptist Association churches. James Rainwater (1795 - 1871) was the first known pastor, serving for 26 years, and is buried in the church cemetery. Also buried there is William Brewster, a Revolutionary soldier, (1757- 1847). Land was donated by Robert Jackson and a log cabin was the first house of worship which also served as a school. This was replaced by a frame building in 1851 and the present sanctuary of Stone Mountain granite was complete in 1906 for the sum of $3,000.00.

Erected 1983 by Old Campbell County Historical Society.

Ramah Baptist Church
Photo by David Seibert