Near Washington in Wilkes County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Rev. John Springer
The Rev. John Springer, 1744-1798, distinguished minister and educator, is buried in the garden on this plantation, Walnut Hill. A graduate of Princeton, he taught there and at Hampden-Sydney, and was first Rector of Cambridge College in South Carolina. He was a soldier of the American Revolution. Following his ordination to the ministry in 1790, his activities centered in Wilkes and adjoining counties, but he traveled widely, preaching the Gospel, often serving churches in South Carolina. He was several times Moderator of Presbytery, was President of Wilkes Academy, and held other offices of distinction.
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 157-29.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 47.472′ N, 82° 45.43′ W. Marker is near Washington, Georgia, in Wilkes County. Marker is on Tignall Road (Georgia Route 17) ľ mile south of Twin Oaks Church Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington GA 30673, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Walnut Hill Academy (a few steps from this marker); The Cedars Site of Wilkes County Academy (approx. 3.7 miles away); Jesse Mercerís Home (approx. 3.7 miles away); Fort Washington Park (approx. 3.8 miles away); Last Cabinet Meeting of the C.S.A. (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Dissolution of the Confederate Government (approx. 3.8 miles away); Wilkes County Courthouses (approx. 3.8 miles away); Remodeled 1959 (approx. 3.8 miles away); Gilbert-Alexander House (approx. 3.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Washington.
Also see . . . John Springer - Biographical Info. (Submitted on November 12, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Churches, Etc. • Notable Persons • War, US Revolutionary •
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