St. Marys Methodist Church Established 1799-1800

St. Marys Methodist Church Established 1799-1800 (HMF8Q)

Location: St Marys, GA 31558 Camden County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 43.484', W 81° 32.81'

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Celebrated Sesqui-Centennial 1949

This church is the oldest religious organization in the city, although not the oldest church building. George Clark served as the first missionary to the people here in 1792. John Garvin was the first appointed Pastor to St. Marys in 1799. Methodist services were first held in the building erected for a Courthouse.

In 1812 the City of St. Marys deeded Methodists a lot 200 x 200 ft., still in use at this time. Church built after 1812 was in use until a few years before the Civil War when the old church moved to another site and given to the Negro Methodists. Present church was built before the Civil War. While St. Marys was occupied by Federal troops in 1862, this church was used as a Quartermaster's Dept. where animals were butchered.

A deed was granted the church in 1878. The building was renovated on several occasions. Between 1792-1955, 103 Pastors have served this church. It was the first charge of Bishop Arthur J. Moore in 1909.

A deed was granted the church in 1878. The building was renovated on several occasions. Between 1792-1955, 103 Pastors have served this church. It was the first charge of Bishop Arthur J. Moore in 1909.
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HM NumberHMF8Q
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number020-11
Year Placed1955
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 11:06am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 447646 N 3399223
Decimal Degrees30.72473333, -81.54683333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 43.484', W 81° 32.81'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 43' 29.04" N, 81° 32' 48.60" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 105 Conyers St E, St Marys GA 31558, US
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