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Sand Hill Baptist Church

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Sand Hill Baptist Church.  

Sand Hill Baptist Church was established on Jan. 16th, 1847. It was constituted on Jan. 1, 1848. The first pastor was Rev. John Nix. The minutes that I have acquired states that the first minutes were beginning in 1848. The members included white members and their slaves. Due to the story of Southeners and stories of abuse to slaves, slaves were allowed to worship within the church along with the white members. They were considered members also, and if one was not present at church, then they were visited, just like they did with the white members. They were admolished for sins as the same as the white members.  

During the War Between the States , Confederate troops converted Sand Hill into a hospital. But due to tradition of Sherman, his arsonists in Feb. 1865 torched the church.  The initial site of the first church is up for debate. But for now it is now near Anderson Crossroad, off main Hwy. 278.

The cemetery is located not even 1/4 mile from the Church today.

Photograph Copyright ©2004 Yvonne Deloach, all rights reserved.

Yvonne C. DeLoach

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