Historic Markers Across Georgia

Union Baptist Church

Marker ID: GHM 086-2
Location: Ga 31 Connector at Ga 135 bypass south of Lakeland
County: Lanier
Coordinates: N 31° 1.589    W 083° 3.963
  31.02647591    -83.06604767
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMC056
Union Baptist Church Marker
Photo by David Seibert


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Union Baptist Church, on the Alapaha River one-half mile West on this road, was constituted October 21, 1825, the first church in the old area of Irwin County.

The original members were: William A. Knight, his wife, Sarah; Jonathan Knight, his wife, Elizabeth; Joshua Lee, his wife, Martha; James Patten, his wife, Elizabeth; Mary Knight; Josiah Sirmans, deacon.

The Rev. Matthew Albritton served the church as its first minister.

GHM 086-2 Georgia Historic Marker 2000

Union Baptist Church
Union Baptist Church
Photo by David Seibert