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Near Wiinder in Barrow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

William Pentecost

Born Nov. 4, 1762 – Died Jan. 27, 1839

 
 
William Pentecost Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 30, 2009
1. William Pentecost Marker
Inscription. Served 3 years in Revolutionary War from Dinwiddie Co., Va. in Buford’s Detachment. Lost an arm at Waxhaws, May 29, 1780. Remembered as successful business man, educator and civic worker, but most outstanding as devout Methodist minister. Is credited with establishing five churches. He established Pentecost Methodist Church in 1785. William and Delilah Pentecost were buried in family plot. In 1909 their bodies were re-interred in a single grave in the Pentecost Church cemetery.
 
Erected by Pentecost Family and Barrow County Historical Society.
 
Location. 33° 59.81′ N, 83° 38.9′ W. Marker is near Wiinder, Georgia, in Barrow County. Marker is on Georgia Route 82 at milepost 4, 0.1 miles east of Steed Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is located in front of the Pentecost United Methodist Church. Marker is in this post office area: Winder GA 30680, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Russell House (approx. 3.5 miles away); Glenwood Elementary and High School (approx. 3.6 miles away); Statham House (approx. 3.8 miles away); Statham High School
William Pentecost Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 30, 2009
2. William Pentecost Marker
The front yard of the church with the marker and church signs, and Ga 82 (looking west) in the background
(approx. 3.9 miles away); Barrow County (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Stoneman Raid Battle of King's Tanyard (approx. 4.2 miles away); Builder of the Nation (approx. 4.3 miles away); Rockwell Universalist Church (approx. 4.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USChurches, Etc.War, US Revolutionary
 
Pentecost United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 30, 2009
3. Pentecost United Methodist Church
The church was founded in 1785 by William Pentecost
William Pentecost Grave image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 30, 2009
4. William Pentecost Grave
Located in the cemetery behind the Pentecost United Methodist Church (The birth year on the monument and the year on the marker disagree by one year.)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,416 times since then and 121 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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