Saint Phillips Monumental A.M.E. Church

Saint Phillips Monumental A.M.E. Church (HM601)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 3.942', W 81° 6.023'

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The first African Methodist Church in Georgia was organized by the Rev. A. L. Stanford on June 16, 1865, at Savannah, Georgia and was given the name Saint Phillip African Methodist Episcopal Church. Two months and fifteen days later, the Sunday School had its beginning.

Many great preachers have pastored this historic church. One was Bishop Henry M. Turner, a member of the state legislature during Reconstruction and a leader of the Back-to-Africa movement in Georgia, who pastored this church from 1870 to 1874. A storm demolished the church building in September 1896 and the Odd Fellow`s Hall was secured for worship until the church could be rebuilt. The General Conference meeting in Waycross in 1897 renamed the church St. Phillips Monumental A.M.E. Church.Memorial tablets in the church carry the names and dates of service of all the bishops in Georgia and all pastors serving this congregation since the church`s beginning.

On May 7, 1961, the Church moved from Hall Street to its present location at Jefferson Street and Park Avenue.
HM NumberHM601
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number025-91
Year Placed1978
Placed ByGeorgia Historic Marker
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 8:20pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 490525 N 3547722
Decimal Degrees32.06570000, -81.10038333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 3.942', W 81° 6.023'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 3' 56.52" N, 81° 6' 1.38" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 222 W Park Ave, Savannah GA 31401, US
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