Historic Markers Across Georgia

Antioch Baptist Church

Marker ID: GHM 104-3
Location: Ga 83 at Godfrey Road
County: Morgan
Coordinates: N 33° 30.282    W 083° 32.61
  33.50469971    -83.54350281
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3PA
Antioch Baptist Church Marker  


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Three miles from here in a grove of oaks Antioch Baptist Church was established in a primitive log cabin, Sept. 18, 1809. Soon a building 40 x 60 was erected on 4-1/2 acres of land including the original site.

In Sept. 1827, 4,000 people including many ministers attended a session of the Ocmulgee Association in the churchyard. A sermon by Antioch´s minister, Dr. Adiel Sherwood, started a revival that swept through about 22 counties bringing 16,000 converts in two years. Dr. Sherwood preached 333 sermons in 30 counties in that period.

In 1845 Antioch Church moved to its present location.

GHM 104-8 Georgia Historical Commission 1961