Salem Baptist Church, 1828, Oglethorpe County

This beautiful church is located just outside Lexington. Kelli Paradise Smith notes that the congregation of Salem Baptist Church dates to 1789. Originally known as Buffalo Creek Church, it’s among the oldest Baptist congregations in this area. Though the structure has been modified over the centuries, it still stands proud and welcomes a very active congregation each week.

2 thoughts on “Salem Baptist Church, 1828, Oglethorpe County

  1. Kelli Paradise Smith

    Hi! I am Kelli Paradise Smith, Clerk of Superior Court in Oglethorpe County. Thank you for this wonderful website! This beautiful church is actually Salem Baptist Church outside of Lexington, Georgia, Est. 1789. There is a Stevens Grove Baptist Church also just outside of Lexington off Hwy. 78. This has been my church all of my life and I would recognize it anywhere.


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