Roswell Presbyterian Church

Roswell Presbyterian Church (HM5U4)

Location: Roswell, GA 30075 Fulton County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 1.125', W 84° 21.799'

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In 1839, 15 Presbyterian men and women, 'members of the colony' of Roswell, invited the Rev. Nathaniel A. Pratt, D.D., of Darien, to organize the first Presbyterian church of Roswell. These charter members included the Bulloch, Dunwody, Hand, King, Smith, Pratt families, and Misses Elizabeth and Helen Magill, Susan Elliott and Sarah Gould. John Dunwody, Sr., Barrington King, and Archibald Smith were elected elders. Dr. Pratt, the first pastor, served until his death, 40 years later. The Rev. Henry Barrington Pratt, whose Spanish translation of the Bible is used today, went from this church as a missionary to Colombia in 1856; Dr. George Butler to Brazil in 1883. The early membership included several Negro slaves. Of these, Charles Pratt and John Hall became missionaries to Africa.

In July, 1864, the advance guard of Gen. Garrard`s Cavalry Corps commandeered this church for a hospital, removing the furnishings. Except the pipe organ, these were returned intact after the war. The silver communion service in use today was hidden by Miss Fannie Whitmire in a barrel at her home until the end of the war.
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HM NumberHM5U4
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number060-122
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 9:27pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 743470 N 3767370
Decimal Degrees34.01875000, -84.36331667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 1.125', W 84° 21.799'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 1' 7.50" N, 84° 21' 47.94" W
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Area Code(s)404, 678, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 755 Mimosa Blvd, Roswell GA 30075, US
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