Historic Utoy Church

Historic Utoy Church (HM5ME)

Location: Atlanta, GA 30311 Fulton County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 42.94', W 84° 26.98'

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Utoy Primitive Baptist Church, the oldest Baptist Church in present Fulton County, was constituted August 15, 1824, in a log house just west of here. The church was moved to its present location in the summer of 1828.

In 1864 the church was used as a Confederate hospital. July 22, Col. James S. Boynton, 30th Georgia, was wounded and brought to Utoy Church for medical care. Boynton later became President of the Georgia Senate and on March 5, 1883, the day after the death of Governor Alexander H. Stephens, he became of Governor of Georgia, to serve until a special election could be held.

In the cemetery at Utoy Church lies buried Dr. Joshua Gilbert, Atlanta's first doctor. Born in 1815 in South Carolina, Dr. Gilbert was graduated from old Augusta Medical College in 1845 and came to Atlanta. At that time Atlanta was called Marthasville and was located in DeKalb County. Here he practiced medicine until his death in 1889.
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HM NumberHM5ME
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number060-192
Year Placed1961
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 9:28am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 736329 N 3733551
Decimal Degrees33.71566667, -84.44966667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 42.94', W 84° 26.98'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 42' 56.40" N, 84° 26' 58.80" W
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Area Code(s)404, 678, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1451-1499 Cahaba Dr SW, Atlanta GA 30311, US
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