(Disciples of Christ)The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) began in Kentucky in the early years of the nineteenth century. Dr. Daniel Hook and Captain and Mrs. Edward Campfield established Augusta's First Christian Church in 1835, despite great suspicion and negativity from more established Protestant denominations. Philanthropist Emily Tubman aided the fledgling congregation by donating the first building (later Tubman High School for girls), convincing Georgia lawyer James S. Lamar to study and to become the church's pastor in 1852, and donating new buildings for the church's relocation to Greene and McIntosh Streets in 1874. Restoration of the structure began in 1989.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Society and the Congregation of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 11:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 410437 N 3704093|
|Decimal Degrees||33.47256667, -81.96390000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 28.354', W 81° 57.834'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 28' 21.24" N, 81° 57' 50.04" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 675-699 Greene St, Augusta GA 30901, US|
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