|Title:||Hebron Baptist Church, Camden, Ga. and Ruhannah Baptist Church, Ringgold, Ga. - records|
|Quantity:||0.2 Linear feet (2 microfilm reels)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of church minutes from Hebron Baptist Church, Camden, Ga. and Ruhannah Baptist Church, Ringgold, Ga.|
Camden County is the southernmost county on the Georgia coast. Created by the Georgia Constitution of February 5, 1777, it is the state's eighth original county. Camden County combined the colonial parishes of St. Thomas and St. Mary with lands ceded by the Creek Indians. In 1854 the state legislature incorporated land from Camden County to create Charlton County. Camden County is named for Charles Pratt, earl of Camden (1714-94), chief justice and lord chancellor of England who supported the American colonies before the Revolution (1775-83). New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-1272&hl=y Retrieved 4/23/2009.
The seat of Catoosa County in northwest Georgia, Ringgold is the county's second-largest city, with a population of 2,422 in 2000. (Fort Oglethorpe, seven miles to the west, is the largest). The world's largest concentration of carpet manufacturing companies is located in Dalton and Calhoun to the southeast of Ringgold, and some of these companies' secondary carpet and yarn plants are located there. The biggest, Shaw Industries, owned by Nebraska billionaire investor Warren Buffet, has several facilities in Ringgold. O. Wayne Rollins, cofounder of Rollins, Inc., was born near Ringgold, at Catoosa Springs. A philanthropist, Rollins donated millions of dollars to Emory University in Atlanta and Young Harris College in Towns County. New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-937&hl=y Retrieved 4/23/2009.
Arranged in chronological order.
Hebron Baptist Church, Camden, Ga. and Ruhannah Baptist Church, Ringgold, Ga. - records. MS 2090. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Available only on microfilm; see reels 1 and 2.