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Holsey Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church - Columbus, Georgia
N 32° 27.644 W 084° 58.932
16S E 689649 N 3593299
Quick Description: This two sided marker stands in front of the church at the intersection of 8th Street and 8th Avenue in Columbus, Georgia
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/4/2008 8:57:07 AM
Waymark Code: WM4W2A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
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Long Description:
The marker reads:

Holsey Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

Side One:

In 1884, a group of black citizens banded together to organize a church. They appealed to the Commissioners of Columbus, Georgia, and obtained a lot on Eighth Street. The first church was completed in 1886 and called Everett Chapel after Newton Everett, one of the original founders and trustees. In 1894, the church was renamed Holsey Chapel, after Bishop Lucius H. Holsey, who played a vital role in the organization of the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1915, Holsey Chapel was destroyed by a storm. A new building was completed in 1919, along with a parsonage. The current brick structure was built in 1946.

Side Two:

In 1888, Reverend P. W. Powell became pastor of Everett Chapel. When Everett Chapel was renamed Holsey Chapel in 1894, Reverend C. T. Shatten served the congregation. Reverend Loyd McAfee was pastor from 1904 until 1919. Other pastors have included the Reverends Samuel Dunbar, Lewis Pearcey, Talton Cunningham, Needham Means, John Cochran, Edward Roberts, Frank Rowe and John Parham. Hosley Chapel experienced its greatest growth under the leadership of Edward D. Bryson, who was followed by L. P. Napier. Under the leadership of Reverend Allen Page, III Holsey Chapel remains strong because of effective leadership and dedicated membership.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Holsey Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 2004.
Type of Marker: Highway

Date: 2004

Sponsor: Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Holsey Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

Marker #: Not listed

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