Adgateville Baptist began as Hebron Primitive Baptist in 1812 on two acres of land donated by William Cleveland. Jasper County had been founded in 1807 with the name being changed to Jasper in 1812. Much of the early history of the church has been lost but the church prospered for many years along with the community of Hillsboro just down the road. In 1915 the church was reorganized as Adgateville Baptist and the present structure was built. Adgateville was named for H.L. Adgate, patriarch of a prominent agricultural family in the 1880’s.
The Hebron Primitive Baptist church was once located across the road by the cemetery. The present building was constructed about 100 years ago. Church records have all the pastors (21 of them) recorded back to the original founding in 1812.
The village schoolhouse is located close to the church and served the community for many years. It is now used as a community center and is well maintained.
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would be interesting to see the history of this church. not sure how it could have been founded as a primitve baptist church in 1812, as there was no such thing at that time, and it was before the “missions split” which occuured in the late 1830’s. it may have sided with the primitive baptists at that time. would be very interesting to know what caused it to change and become affiliated with southern baptists. i am currently deep in study of the history of primitive baptists, and other baptists. if anyone knows why this church changed, i’d be grateful!