Inscription. This historic house, built for Rev. V. A. Tharp by his sons, John and Charnick, with slave labor in 1809, is the oldest known house in Twiggs County, then Wilkinson. The Tharp family, who occupied this house-in-the-wilderness in 1811, helped to supply Baptist leadership in the surrounding area and the Ebenezer Baptist Assn. Baptist notables were guests in this hospitable home -- Revs. Polhill, Franklin, Ross, Rhodes, Baker, McGinty, Mercer and others. In 1832 the property was sold to John Parker for $600. Later owners have been Joe Burkett, P.W. Martin and American Clay Co., and Stone Creek Baptist Church. The hand hewn timbers and logs remain in this pioneer landmark.
By David Seibert, January 21, 2008
|1. Rev. Vincent A. Tharp Home (1809) Marker|
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 143-9.)
Location. 32° 46.869′ N, 83° 29.851′ W. Marker is near Dry Branch, Georgia, in Twiggs County. Marker is on U.S. 80 half a mile south of Parker Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dry Branch GA 31020, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. Stone Creek Baptist Church - 1808 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Camp Wheeler (approx. 3.3 miles away); Battle of Griswoldville (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Cavalry Skirmish (approx. 6.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Griswoldville (approx. 6.2 miles away); Battle of Griswoldville The Deployment and Assaults (approx. 6.2 miles away); Griswoldville (approx. 6.2 miles away); Battle of Griswoldville The Advance from East Macon (approx. 6.2 miles away).
Regarding Rev. Vincent A. Tharp Home (1809). The house, still standing, has been modified over the years.
Also see . . . Vincent T. and Sarah (Pierson) Allentharpe. A biography of the Rev. Vincent A. Tharp. A link at the bottom takes you to a picture of the house.
"Vincent Tharp, a native of Virginia was born in 1760 and bore arms in the cause of his country towards the close of the Revolutionary War." (Submitted on October 24, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 751 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on October 23, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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