Pope's Chapel United Methodist Church-TUMC-Wilkes Co
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
N 33° 56.662 W 082° 42.382
17S E 342309 N 3757298
Quick Description: Pope Chapel Road 3.2 mi N of Tignall on Ga 17, then R 3.8 mi, then R 0.2
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/31/2009 6:23:29 AM
Waymark Code: WM7J96
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
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Long Description:
The Methodist Society, which was later organized into Pope´s Chapel Church, was first organized in August 1786 by Thomas Humphries at the home of James Marks located in what is now Elbert County about 1 ½ miles Northeast of Baker´s Ferry on Broad River. When Elbert County was formed in 1790 from Wilkes County it left most of the church members in Wilkes County, so the church was moved south into Wilkes and located about two mile from Broad River on property owned by John Landrum adjoining his birthplace on the east side of Baker´s Ferry Road. It was in this location that it received its name, in honor of Rev. Henry Pope who supplied most of the timber for the building. Bishop Asbury preached the Dedication Sermon there in 1805. In 1852 the church was again moved about 2 miles southeast to its present location. In 1871 Trustees of the church were Benjamin W. Fortson, M. T. Cash, Augustus A. Neal and James W. Boyd. A second building was constructed here in 1897 in which 2 stained glass windows were installed as a memorial to Benjamin Winn Fortson. And his wife Hanna Rebecca Ogilvie by their children. The Dedication Sermon was preached by Lundye Harris in 1898. This building, severely damaged by windstorms was replaced in 1957 by the present building.
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: None

Date: 1978

Sponsor: Tignall United Methodist Church

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