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Old Spring Place Methodist Church-Spring Place Historic District-Chatsworth, GA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
N 34° 45.330 W 084° 49.073
16S E 699729 N 3848098
Quick Description: Located on Spring Place Smyrna Rd. South side of Chatsworth GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 8/31/2008 5:37:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM4JNV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 31

Long Description:
This is the Oldest Public-Use Building in Murray County.

What began as an Indian Mission in the early 1830s evolved into a Methodist church with a regular congregation when the Cherokees were forcibly removed from Murray County in 1838.

The original building was situated near the old Moravian Mission but in 1851 the congregation built a brick structure on Elm Street in Spring Place. After this building burned, the congregates built a wood replacement on the same foundation–probably in 1875.

This building served the Methodist congregation for 100 years. In 1976 they built a new church on Cleveland Highway north of the Vann House.

Recognizing that the vacated church was the oldest public-use building in Murray County, the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society entered into an agreement with the congregation to buy and preserve it.

Today the Old Spring Place Methodist Church has preserved the old sanctuary and the building houses much Murray County memorabilia, including numerous items of specific historical interest related to Spring Place.

NOTICE: THE OLD SPRING PLACE METHODIST CHURCH IS OWNED AND OPERATED BY THE WHITFIELD-MURRAY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY. ALL VISITS MUST BE ARRANGED IN ADVANCE AS THE PROPERTY HAS NO SCHEDULED OPEN HOURS.

Above from the website: (visit link)
Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Spring Place Historic District

Link to nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

Address:
Spring Place Smyrna Rd. Chatsworth, GA.


How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Plaque on building (Photo in gallery)

Optional link to narrative or database: [Web Link]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): Not listed

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