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Isle of Hope Methodist Church - GHM 025-83 - Chatham Co., GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 31° 58.907 W 081° 03.566
17R E 494385 N 3538418
Quick Description: Isle of Hope Methodist Church state marker located at the church on Parkersburg Rd., Isle of Hope, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 9/11/2008 11:44:55 AM
Waymark Code: WM4NDQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 8

Long Description:

Isle of Hope Methodist Church

The Isle of Hope Methodist Church was organized in 1851. The first Trustees were George W. Wylly, Simeon F. Murphy, John B. Hogg, William Waite, Theodore Goodwin, Thomas J. Barnsley and the Rev. William S. Baker.

The church building that stands here was erected in 1859 on land given by Dr. Stephen Dupon. Its architecture is similar to that of the early churches at Midway and Ebenezer. The gallery at the rear of the church was built primarily for accommodations of slaves.

Symbolic of the hospitality extended by the Church to all faiths is the large key that hangs outside the entrance.

During the War Between the States a Confederate battery stood on the church lot, mounting two 8-inch columbiads and two 32-pounder cannon. The church was used as a hospital for Confederates stationed in the area, the pews (still in existence) serving as beds. Thirty-three Effingham County soldiers sleep in the adjoining churchyard.


Type of Marker: Building

Marker #: GHM 025-83

Date: 1962

Sponsor: Not listed

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