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Mulberry Street Methodist Church

 
 
Mulberry Street Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2009
1. Mulberry Street Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. This church, organized in 1826, is on land deeded to it by the Georgia Legislature in the same year. In 1828, the first church building in Macon was erected on this site. The first appointed pastor was Thomas Darley, who had been ordained by Bishop Francis Asbury.

Because the Georgia Conference was organized on this site in 1831 the church is known as the Mother Church of Georgia Methodism. Originally known as the Macon Church, the name was changed in 1847, to Mulberry Street Church. The Reverend G.N.N. McDonnell founded the pioneer Women’s Missionary Society in South Georgia on this site in 1878.

The last meeting of the South Georgia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was held here in 1939 and was immediately followed by the first meeting of the South Georgia Conference of the Methodist Church. In 1968, the first meeting after union with Evangelical United Brethren was held here.

Former pastors elevated to the Episcopacy include George Foster Pierce, Oscar Penn Fitzgerald, Joseph Stanton Key, William Newman Ainsworth, Frank Lewis Robertson and Charles Welbourne Hancock.
 
Erected 1992 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 011-23.)
 
Marker series. This marker is
Mulberry Street Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
2. Mulberry Street Methodist Church Marker
Marker reverse, with the same text as the front, looking out onto Mulberry Street.
included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 50.346′ N, 83° 37.771′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker is at the intersection of Mulberry Street and 1st Street, on the right when traveling west on Mulberry Street. Click for map. The marker stands in front of the church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 719 Mulberry Street, Macon GA 31201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The March to the Sea (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Bibb County (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); M. W. Grand Lodge of Georgia (about 600 feet away); The Stoneman Raid (about 700 feet away); Judge Asa Holt House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jefferson Davis at the Lanier House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wilson's Raid To Macon (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Macon.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAntebellum South, USChurches, Etc.
 
Mulberry Street Methodist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2009
3. Mulberry Street Methodist Church and Marker
 
 
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