Sardis Methodist Church - GHM 060-119 - Fulton Co., GA
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N 33° 51.429 W 084° 23.051
16S E 742000 N 3749396
Quick Description: Sardis Methodist Church state historic marker located at the church on Powers Ferry Rd just NW of Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 1/15/2009 1:08:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM5JX0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
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Long Description:
Sardis Methodist Church

Sardis Methodist Church is built on land taken from the Indians by Sy Donaldson and given to the church before this section of the State had been surveyed -- when land was platted by beeswax string, and there were no deeds. Believed to date from 1812, this church antedates the three counties (Henry, DeKalb and Fulton) that have contained this tract of land. In early days Sardis Methodist Church was on a circuit with preaching every two weeks -- on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Earliest known pastors were Lane and Owens. Marked graves in the cemetery date from the 1830´s.

Four church buildings have stood on this site: a little log cabin; a two-story wooden structure built by the members and destroyed by a cyclone; a third church building erected with the help of Sardis Lodge No. 107 F. and A. M., who used the second floor as a meeting place; and the present edifice, built in the 1920´s, in the style of 1812.

Come of the church roll today are descendants of charter members. Four families have belonged for four generations and seven have been members for three generations.


Type of Marker: Building

Marker #: GHM 060-119

Date: 1957

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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