Roswell Presbyterian Church - GHM 060-122 - Roswell, Fulton Co. GA
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N 34° 01.124 W 084° 21.796
16S E 743475 N 3767368
Quick Description: In 1839, 15 Presbyterian men and women, "members of the colony" of Roswell, invited the Rev. Nathaniel A. Pratt, D.D., of Darien, to organize the first Presbyterian church of Roswell.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/18/2007 6:39:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM1W67
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
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Roswell Presbyterian Church


In 1839, 15 Presbyterian men and women, "members of the colony" of Roswell, invited the Rev. Nathaniel A. Pratt, D.D., of Darien, to organize the first Presbyterian church of Roswell. These charter members included the Bulloch, Dunwoody, Hand, King, Smith Pratt families, and Misses Elizabeth and Helen Magill, Susan Elliott and Sarah Gould. John Dunwoody, Sr., Barrington King, and Archibald Smith were elected elders. Dr. Pratt, the first pastor, served until his death, 40 years later. The Rev. Henry Barrington Pratt, whose Spanish translation of the Bible is used today, went from this church as a missionary to Colombia in 1856; Dr. George Butler to Brazil in 1883. The early membership included several Negro slaves. Of these, Charles Pratt and John Hall became missionaries to Africa.

In July, 1864, the advance guard of Gen. Garrard's Cavalry Corps commandeered this church for a hospital, removing the furnishings. Except the pipe organ, these were returned intact after the war. The silver communion service in use today was hidden by Miss Fannie Whitmire in a barrel at her home until the end of the war.

060-122 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1958


Located at the church on the east side of Mimosa Blvd. in Roswell, Ga.
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: GHM 060-122

Date: 1958

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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