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Washington Presbyterian Church

 
 
Washington Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
1. Washington Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription. The Presbyterian Church at Washington was organized in 1790, under the Presbytery of South Carolina, with the Rev. John Springer as first pastor. Services were held in private homes, in the Court House, the Academy, and in the Methodist Church, until 1825 when the first church edifice was erected. On July 29, of that year, the lot upon which the present church building stands was conveyed by Dr. Joel Abbott to Thomas Terrell, Samuel Barnett, Andrew G. Semmes, Constantine Church and James Wingfield, Trustees of Washington Presbyterian Church.

The Georgia Presbytery was organized at a meeting of the South Carolina and Georgia Synod in Washington in 1821, and in 1826 the Synod met in the new church building. Many famous ministers have been pastors of the Washington Presbyterian Church, among them: the Rev. Alexander H. Webster, the Rev. S. J. Cassels, the Rev. Francis R. Goulding, the Rev. John Brown, the Rev. H.W. Petrie, the Rev. Nathan Hoyt, the Rev. J. K. S. Axson, and the Rev. Thomas Dunwoody. Alexander H. Stephens and Duncan C. Campbell were lifelong members of this church, as were many other distinguished men and women.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 157-21.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included
Washington Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
2. Washington Presbyterian Church Marker
in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 44.192′ N, 82° 44.128′ W. Marker is in Washington, Georgia, in Wilkes County. Marker is at the intersection of East Robert Toombs Avenue (Business U.S. 78) and East Liberty Street on East Robert Toombs Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 206 East Robert Toombs Avenue, Washington GA 30673, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home of Sarah Hillhouse (a few steps from this marker); Toombs-Anderson House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Episcopal Church of the Mediator (within shouting distance of this marker); Dyson House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oliver S. Dyson House (about 400 feet away); Home of Robert Toombs (about 400 feet away); Tarver-Maynard House (about 500 feet away); Norris House (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Washington.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USChurches, Etc.Notable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Washington Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
3. Washington Presbyterian Church Marker
Washington Presbyterian Church Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
4. Washington Presbyterian Church Cornerstone
Organized 1790
Sanctuary Erected 1825
Given in Memory of
John D. Haney
Washington Presbyterian Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
5. Washington Presbyterian Church and Marker
Washington Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
6. Washington Presbyterian Church
The church building was built in 1825.
Washington Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, October 2, 2009
7. Washington Presbyterian Church
Washington Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, October 2, 2009
8. Washington Presbyterian Church
View of the historic building from the rear, showing the side which runs along East Liberty Street.
 
 
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