Union Meeting House

Union Meeting House (HM708)

Location: Statesboro, GA 30461 Bulloch County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 32.745', W 81° 43.385'

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(Organized 1790)

Three miles east of this point, on the old River Road, is located Union Meeting House (Methodist), the oldest church in Bulloch county, and one of the oldest churches in Georgia remaining continuously active since its organization. Title was acquired from the State by grant to Joseph Jackson, Jarvis Jackson, Lemuel Williams, Griffin Merrill and Joshua Hodges, Trustees, dated September 1, 1794, recorded in Screven County, the land being then a part of that county. Plat made about that time by William Blair, an Irishman, showed the meeting house already located on the land, indicating its earlier origin.

Out of this church and community have come many devout men and women. Among the earlier members was the famed Lydia Anciaux, widow of Col. Nicholas Anciaux, a Frenchman and Revolutionary War hero, whose dughter became wife of Senator McPherson Berrien, Attorney general in President Andrew Jackson`s cabinet. Legend says that Bishop Francis Asbury preached there and Lorenzo Dow also visited and preached there.
HM NumberHM708
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number016-1
Year Placed1953
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 6:12pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 432107 N 3601161
Decimal Degrees32.54575000, -81.72308333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 32.745', W 81° 43.385'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 32' 44.70" N, 81° 43' 23.10" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6644 Co Rd 474, Statesboro GA 30461, US
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