Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church, M-38
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N 36° 08.921 W 081° 08.986
17S E 486527 N 4000449
Quick Description: Established in 1837; present church built in 1849-50. The first Presbyterian church in Wilkes County.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 9/9/2007 2:03:07 PM
Waymark Code: WM25NQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member drmellow
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Long Description:

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Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church

Established in 1837; present church built in 1849-50. The first Presbyterian church in Wilkes County.

This historical marker is located on NC 268 (Main Street) in Wilkesboro. It was erected in 1967.

The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources has an essay on Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church, from which the following is excerpted:

Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church was established in Wilkesboro on June 17, 1837. It was the first Presbyterian Church in Wilkes County and among the first in the western frontier counties. As was the custom with small churches at the time, the congregation met in private homes until a lot on which to erect a sanctuary was purchased from Joshua Pennell in 1849. The Greek Revival temple-form church building was constructed in the same year of red common-bond brick with four white stucco columns. The work was contracted to “old Dameron” for $1,040. Dameron also built Wilkes County’s St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, which was constructed between 1848 and 1849. The church’s bell is inscribed, “Molded in Philadelphia in 1849,” but architectural historians date the belfry as being from the late 1800s. A large pulpit Bible was donated to the church by Ellen Tate Finley in 1851 and it is preserved by the congregation today.

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Marker Name: M-38: Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church

Marker Type: Roadside

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