Early Religious Life

Early Religious Life (HMWBB)

Location: Madison, GA 30650 Morgan County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 35.6', W 83° 28.35'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 152 views
Inscription
The earliest religious gatherings were held in private homes, schools, or public buildings until the individual congregations organized and constructed structures. Congregations formed quickly: the Methodists in 1807, the Presbyterians in 1821, and the Baptists in 1834. In 1824, three one-acre lots were set aside for each of these congregations to build churches.

Replacing a frame chapel (1808, site unknown), Methodists used one of the original lots to erect this brick edifice (1844). In 1838, Baptists built their meetinghouse near the town spring; in 1859, they moved to S. Main Street. The Presbyterians built on S. Main Street (1842). Episcopalians organized in 1846 and built a chapel near the W. Central Avenue gate (razed 1939 and added to Old Cemetery).

Churches were centers for religious and social life, often hosting orations of the Morgan County Temperance Society, Martinean Society, and Masonic celebrations. By 1850, both the Baptist and Methodist congregations would also pioneer and fund advanced education institutions for women.
Details
HM NumberHMWBB
Tags
Year Placed2011
Placed ByCity of Madison, Madison BiCentennial Commission 1809-2009
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 10:48pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 270559 N 3719807
Decimal Degrees33.59333333, -83.47250000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 35.6', W 83° 28.35'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 35' 36.00" N, 83° 28' 21.00" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 357 Academy St, Madison GA 30650, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?