Historic Markers Across Georgia

Chickasawhatchee Primitive Baptist Church

Marker ID: GHM 135-3
Location: Ga 32, 1.5 miles east of Dawson, GA
County: Terrell
Coordinates: N 31° 46.399    W 084° 25.357
  31.77332122    -84.42261717
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMAFFF
Chickasawhatchee Primitive Baptist Church Marker
Photo by David Seibert


This church, organized September 28, 1858, with two men and five women as charter members, is the oldest church in Terrell County on its original site. Three acres of land were given by Haley Johnson of Dawson. Later, Sharpe and Crouch of Dawson gave an additional acre. The church building was under construction at the time of organization.

Elder William Hubbard was the first pastor of this church and served during the War Between the States, 1861-1865. Elder J.J. Davis was pastor after the war until his death in 1875. Other pastors include: Elders Elijah Blackshear, W. T. Everett, R. H. Jennings, S. H. Whatley, A. R. Crumpton, V. F. Agan, J. H. Chapman, George R. Daniels, W. E. Price, F. Arthur DeVane, Deacons include Joel Harrell, Wm. Jennings, J. E. Boseman, J. J. Adams, M. E. Jennings, R. S. Everett, W. R. Garrett, George D. jenni ngs, J. L. Hudson. Clerks, since organization, have been William Hubbard, J. t. Boseman, J. H. Pierce, R. H. Jennings, J. L. Adams, Miles Blackshear, James H. Kennedy, Floyd Jennings, J. B. Brim, R. E. L. Hammond, George D. Jennings, Mrs. Marian J. Agan, Mrs. Myrs Daniels, and Henry S. Jennings.

GHM 135-3 Georgia Historical Commission 1958

Chickasawhatchee Primitive Baptist Church
Chickasawhatchee Primitive Baptist Church
Photo by David Seibert