Historic Markers Across Georgia



Willeo Baptist Church



Marker ID:  
Location: on Willeo Rd 0.2 miles west of Coleman Rd, Roswell, GA
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 34° 0.683    W 084° 23.517
  34.01138333    -84.39195
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
Willeo Baptist Church Marker
Photo by David Seibert



Text:

Willeo Baptist Church
circa 1835

Named after a well known local Native American, Willeo, who lived along present-day Willeo Creek in the early 1800s. According to legend, he may have been an original church member. Willeo Baptist has played an important role in the Christian life of the Roswell community. In 1872, members from Willeo and Lebanon Baptist met at the historic Roswell square and organized Roswell Baptist Church, which later became Roswell First Baptist Church and Roswell Second Baptist Church, now known as Atlanta Street Baptist. Since 1835 Willeo Baptist Church has been building relationships for Christ in the Roswell community and anticipates pursuing this mission into its future.





Roswell Historical Society.



W.J. Dolvin House and Marker
Willeo Baptist Church
Photo by David Seibert



 

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