First Methodist Church-GHM 157-20-Wilkes Co
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
N 33° 44.144 W 082° 44.384
17S E 338834 N 3734214
Quick Description: S. Liberty & Spring Sts at the church
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/13/2009 1:02:02 PM
Waymark Code: WM6REZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
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Long Description:
Organized in 1819, this Church is an outgrowth of Grant´s Meeting House, the first Methodist Church building in Georgia, erected 5 miles E, in 1787. In 1820, the Methodists built the first church building in Washington. It was shared by other denominations. In 1823, Rev. Alexander Webster, first pastor of the Washington Presbyterian Church, was ordained there. A Methodist Sunday School was organized in 1971. A Women´s Missionary Society, started in 1878, was the first in the Conference. On the site of the first structure, a second, now the Masonic Temple, was erected in 1882. In this building erected, erected in 1907, the first Methodist Men´s Club in Methodism was charted in 1919, during the pastorate of Rev. G.S. Frazer.

Bishop Francis Asbury visited Washington many times during his 17 trips to Georgia. He held the Second Methodist Conference in Georgia in the log Courthouse, near the site of the present Wilks County Courthouse. Rev. Hope Hull and Rev. Lorenzo Dow were among the famous pioneer Circuit Riders to hold revival meetings in Washington. Rev. Lovick Pierce, leader in early Methodism, was the first recorded pastor of this church.
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: 157-20

Date: 1958

Sponsor: GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION

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