Van's Creek Baptist Church history

Van's Creek Baptist Church history

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Wansley, Frank Nicholas
Title: Van's Creek Baptist Church history
Dates: circa 1983
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Coll. Number: ms2117

Biographical/Historical Note

Van's Creek Baptist Church was established early in 1785 by Rev. Dozier Thornton, Revolutionary soldier and Virginian. The church was named for an Indian convert, David Vann, famed Chief of the Cherokees. Though the sixth Baptist Church in Georgia, it is the oldest in continuous service. Rev. Thornton was its pastor for 43 years. Original members were Rev. Dozier Thornton, his wife Lucy Elizabeth Thornton, Elizabeth Thornton, William Arnold, first Deacon and Clerk, Susan Arnold, Nathan Morgan, Elizabeth Morgan, Thomas Gilbert, John White, and Milly White. -- "Elbert County." Georgia Mountains. (Retrieved April 27, 2009)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a photocopy of a history of Van's Creek Baptist Church in Elbert County by Frank Nicholas Wansley.

Index Terms

Baptists--Georgia--Elbert County--History.
Churches--Georgia--Elbert County--History.
Elbert County (Ga.)--History.
Local histories.
Van's Creek Baptist Church. -- History

Existence and Location of Originals note

Originals retained by donor.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Van's Creek Baptist Church history, MS 2117. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1History of Van's Creek Baptist Church