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St. James AME Church - Columbus, Georgia
N 32° 27.923 W 084° 59.080
16S E 689407 N 3593810
Quick Description: This marker stands in front of the St. James AME Church on 6th Avenue at 10th. Street in Columbus, Georgia.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 9/12/2008 6:10:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM4NPF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
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St. James AME Church

St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1863. The present church is built on land granted by act of the Georgia Legislature in 1873. It was erected in 1876 under the pastorate of Rev. Wesley J. Gaines, at a cost of $20,000. Rev. Gaines was the first pastor in record of the church. The graceful central tower and flanking turrets were added in 1886 during the ministry of Rev. L. L. Thomas. St. James AME Church ranks as the second oldest church of the denomination in Georgia.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission – St. James AME Church – Mrs. Carlton B. Franklin & Fred D. Franklin, Jr., families - 1985
Type of Marker: Highway

Date: 1985

Marker #: Not listed

Sponsor: Not listed

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