Historic Markers Across Georgia

Ebenezer Baptist Church

Marker ID: GHM 061-3
Location: Ga 52 ten miles east of Ellijay
County: Gilmer
Coordinates: N 34° 36.851    W 084° 21.709
  34.614183    -84.36181
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4AN4
Ebenezer Baptist Church Marker  


This church was established August 24, 1839 by 7 people (Samuel B. West, his wife, Nancy; Jacob Bearden, his wife, Winey; Wm. Kimzey, his wife Rebecca; John Petit), while some Indians remined in this area. First officers were: Able Miles, pastor; J.D. Chastain, clerk; Robert Kincaid, treasurer; Samuel B. West, deacon. Attendance was stressed. At each service the clerk called the roll and any absence was checked carefully for cause. Among early pastors were Able Miles, Samuel B. West, William Kimzey, J.D. chastain, James Adams, Jacob Cantrell, D. Blythe, and R. Jordan.

GHM 061-3 Georgia Historical Commission 1957