The date that White First Baptist Church was established is currently unknown. According to Bartow County deed records, the land for the church was gifted to the deacons and trustees of the First Baptist Church of White, the former name of the church. The land was gifted by Mrs. Sara H. Neel according to the last will and testament of J. M. Neel on September 24, 1963. This is the same land the church currently sits on, located at 3347 US-411, White, GA 30184. The location of White First Baptist Church is viewable on this map of Bartow County Baptist churches: There is no cemetery on the church property. If you have any more information about the history of White First Baptist Church, please contact the Etowah Valley Historical Society at


Deed of Gift from Mrs. Sara H. Neel as Executrix under the last will and testament of J. M. Neel, deceased to Willie C. Knight, Sr., John H. Shinall, and James Hess as deacons and trustees of First Baptist Church of White, Georgia, 24 September 1963 (filed 14 October 1963), Bartow County, Georgia, Deed Book 138, page 229. County Recorder’s Office, Cartersville, Georgia.

Written and researched by Amy Young, Kennesaw State University Intern, Fall 2018.