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Bethany Presbyterian Church-Union Point, Georgia
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
N 33° 33.376 W 083° 00.920
17S E 312911 N 3714776
Quick Description: First Church in Greene County Georgia. First "monkey trial" held here.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 6/1/2009 7:37:21 PM
Waymark Code: WM6GNZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Organized in 1786, Bethany Presbyterian Church was the first church in Greene County. Dr. Francis Cummins, Dr. Francis Goulding, and other great ministers preached here. In 1886, Dr. James Woodrow was tried for heresy here in the first "monkey trial" of record. Around this church grew the first white settlement, while this was Washington County. Here was Dr. Moses Waddell´s first school, and the homes, of William Greer Daniel, the Baldwins, Loves, Kings, and other pioneer families. It was the inspiration for Thomas E. Watson´s "Bethany," and around it William H. Sparks" "Memories of Fifty Years" begins.
Presbyterian Denomination: Unknown

Status: Active House of Worship

Address:
Bethany Church Rd
Union Point, GA USA
30669


Date Built: 1880

Architect: Not listed

Relevant Web Site: Not listed

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