Paces Ferry United Methodist Church - Established 1877 - Fulton Co., GA
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N 33° 51.232 W 084° 26.289
16S E 737015 N 3748906
Quick Description: The Paces Ferry United Methodist Church historic marker is located next to the church at 3650 Paces Ferry Road at Mount Paren Roads, Atlanta, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 5/15/2011 3:05:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMBFGR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
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Long Description:
Paces Ferry United Methodist Church - Established 1877


On 29 September 1877 William Brown donated one acre of land at the intersection of Paces Ferry and Mount Paren Roads for the purpose of establishing and building a church. Pleasant Hill Methodist Church was first served by a circuit rider Minster, one of whom was Reverend W. J. Roland. During the week the church houses the Pleasant Hill Private Academy. Miss Ida Williams, the first teacher, established a Carnegie Branch library in the Buckhead community. A local library was named in her honor.

The adjacent Pleasant Hill Cemetery contains marked graves of William Brown who served the confederacy. Many soldiers were killed nearby during the 16-17 July 1864 engagement between Confederate General Joseph Wheeler’s cavalry and Union General George H. Thomas’s 20th Corp.

On 30 October 1955 the congregation of West Methodist Church merged with Pleasant Hill Methodist Church to form Paces Ferry Methodist Church. It became Paces Ferry United Methodist Church with the denomination’s merger in 1968. The one room white clapboard church with the two red doors stands firmly on its hill as a constant reminder of our rural past.

Placed by the Thomas Johnson Chapter
National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century
2010


Type of Marker: Building

Marker #: None

Date: 2010

Sponsor: Thomas Johnson Chapter - National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century

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