Pleasant Grove African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church and Camp Meeting

Pleasant Grove African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church and Camp Meeting (HMA81)

Location: Hinesville, GA 31313 Liberty County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 47.659', W 81° 36.423'

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Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Church was organized June 29, 1869 at Taylors Creek, GA. Rev. Piner Martin was the first pastor. The first church, a small frame house, was named A.M.E. Church of the U.S.A. Sixteen acres of land were later purchased to build a larger church named Pleasant Grove. Trustees were Sam Frasier, Syrus Smiley, Sam Martin and Sol Smith.The U.S. Government purchased the original church site to establish Camp Stewart in 1941. In 1943 a new church was built on Highway 38 in Allenhurst, GA. Rev. Garfield Jackson was pastor. R.W. Bacon, J.F. Slater, W.A. Frasier, I.S. Frasier comprised the Building Committee.The Pleasant Grove Camp Meeting is recognized as the sole event reuniting African American families of the Taylors Creek, Wille, Cypress Slash, Strum Bay and other disbanded communities. For those former residents Camp Meeting is the "tie that binds."
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HM NumberHMA81
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Year Placed2003
Placed ByLiberty County Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 1:26am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 442532 N 3517798
Decimal Degrees31.79431667, -81.60705000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 47.659', W 81° 36.423'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 47' 39.54" N, 81° 36' 25.38" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1439 W Oglethorpe Hwy, Hinesville GA 31313, US
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