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1831 Talbotton United Methodist Church

 
 
1831 Talbotton United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, 1992
1. 1831 Talbotton United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. As Methodism moved across Georgia, in 1830 Jesse Sinclair and Henry W. Hilliard were sent by the South Carolina Methodist Conference to the Flint River Mission of which Talbot Co. was a part. In 1831 this circuit became a part of the newly formed Georgia Conference and by 1834 Talbotton became a separate Charge.

Upon the incorporation of Talbotton on 20 December 1828 a lot was set aside for a Methodist Church and deeded to it on 25 June 1831. Soon a substantial wooden church was erected. In 1857 this building was replaced by the present handmade brick church constructed by Miranda Fort.

Among the oldest original brick churches of the South Georgia Conference, it is an outstanding example of Greek Revival Temple Architecture.
 
Erected 1978 by South Georgia Conference Commission on Archives and History.
 
Location. 32° 40.42′ N, 84° 32.332′ W. Marker is in Talbotton, Georgia, in Talbot County. Marker is on Washington Avenue (U.S. 80) 0 miles north of College Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Talbotton GA 31827, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Bartram Trail (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line);
1831 Talbotton United Methodist Church Marker, with the church in the background image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
2. 1831 Talbotton United Methodist Church Marker, with the church in the background
Zion Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away); First Session Supreme Court of Georgia (approx. mile away); Talbot County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Straus Home Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Straus Home Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Straus Home Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); George Washington Towns (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Talbotton.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USChurches, Etc.
 
Talbotton United Methodist Church, built in 1857 image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
3. Talbotton United Methodist Church, built in 1857
 
 
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