Random Georgia Fact of the Day

Macon, Georgia is the site of the first Christian baptism in North America. It happened on the banks of the Ocmulgee River in 1540 when priests in Hernando DeSoto’s expedition came through.

Do you think there is a monument or anything to the event? Of course not.

5 comments

  1. Donkey Kong says:

    It could be worse. The great Scottish preacher John Knox was buried outside of his Cathedral in Ediburough. I believe he is buried underneath parking spot # 23, noted only with a small sign a hundred yards away inside the Cathedral.

  2. true story: a wrestling promoter tried to get Dennis Rodman to come to Macon to be baptised in the Ocmulgee.

    Based on a rumor to follow the rising sun, to find Native American gold mining camps, DeSoto left southwest florida to steal OPG-other people’s gold in Georgia and South Carolina.

    How many Native Americans did Desoto drown before the Dominican Priest traveling with him baptised the two?

    A dirty, long haired, baptist hippie named John did the first baptism in Bethany.

    moral: politics and religion don’t mix, if you don’t believe me, ask Mrs Broun.

    Desoto thought he was near China and died two years later on the banks of the Mississippi.

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