Darien Presbyterian Church

Darien Presbyterian Church (HM73H)

Location: Darien, GA 31305 McIntosh County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 22.303', W 81° 26.171'

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Darien was the Cradle of Presbyterianism in Georgia, as the first Presbyterian Church in the colony was established by Scottish Highlanders who settled this town in January, 1736. The Scots brought with them their minister, the Rev. John McLeod, of the Isle of Skye. Immediately upon their arrival at what is now Lower Bluff, one mile East of this site, they built a Chapel for Divine Worship, and there the Rev. John McLeod preached during his ministry in Darien.

Later, the Meeting House was built about eight miles North of Darien on the Savannah road, to serve the people of St. Andrew`s Parish, at that time almost entirely Presbyterian.

In 1808 the First Presbyterian Church of Darien received its charter, and a building was erected near the center of the town. This was later burned and for a time services were held in another building in the vicinity.

A place of worship, built on this site and dedicated in January of 1876, was later destroyed by fire. the present edifice was constructed in 1900.
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HM NumberHM73H
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number095-28
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 11:24pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 458521 N 3470880
Decimal Degrees31.37171667, -81.43618333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 22.303', W 81° 26.171'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 22' 18.18" N, 81° 26' 10.26" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-412 Jackson St, Darien GA 31305, US
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