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Blakely Cemetery, Blakely, Early County, Georgia, USA

Notes: From the South side of Blakely, travel North on U.S. Highway 27 toward town. Turn left on Perry Avenue. The cemetery is directly ahead where Perry Avenue dead ends on S. Church Street (State Road 39).


For a listing of all grave markers for this cemetery, click here.

Inscription:
Macedonia Baptist Church
Macedonia Baptist Church was
constituted July 1, 1837 with 17
members largely through the efforts
of Thomas Muse, a Christian layman
and merchant in the three store
village of Blakely.

On November 1, 1837 a pastor, Wm
McElvy, was called and a site near
this marker was chosen on which
to build a church. Three acres were
acquired from Jonathan Roach for
one dollar.

In 1838 a log church 30 * 40
feet, was built and a burial ground
began around it, this was the
beginning of Blakely Cemetery. Later
a Baptistry was dug out, lined with
boards and filled with water from
near-by Baptist Branch.
A second church was built in 1858 a
few yards north of the old site. In
1885 this church building and the
surrounding graveyard were sold to
the Town of Blakely for 350 dollars.
Macedonia Baptist became
Blakely Baptist and still later
First Baptist - Blakely.

Erected 1993 By Members Of
Bradly Bridges Sunday School Class
First Baptist Church - Blakely


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