Mulberry Street Methodist Church-GHM 011-23-Bibb Co
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
N 32° 50.345 W 083° 39.774
17S E 250755 N 3636590
Quick Description: Mulberry and First Streets, Macon
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/12/2009 4:51:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM7E44
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
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Long Description:
This church, organized in 1826, is on land deeded to it by the Georgia Legislature in the same year. In 1828, the first church building in Macon was erected on this site. the first appointed pastor was Thomas Darley who had been ordained by bishop Francis Asbury.

Becasue the Georgia Conference was organized on this site in 1831 the church is known as the MOther Church of Georgia Methodism. Originally known as the Macon Church, the name was changed in 1847, to Mulberry Street Church. the Reverned G.N.N. McDonnell founded the pioneer Women´s Missionary Society in South Georgia on this site in 1878.

The last meeting of the South Georgia Conference of the Methodist Episcopla Chourch, South, was held here in 1939 and was immediately follwed by the first meeting of the South Georgia Conference of the Methodist Church. In 1968, the first meeting after union with Evangelical United Bretheren was held here.

Former pastors elevated to the Episcopacy include George Foster Pierce, Oscar Penn Fitzgerald, Joseph Stanton Key, William Newman Ashworth, Frank Lewis Robertson and Charles Welboourne Hancock.
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: 011-23

Date: 1992

Sponsor: GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER

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