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Near Washington in Wilkes County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Smyrna Methodist Church

 
 
Monument at front of Smyrna Church site image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, October 4, 2009
1. Monument at front of Smyrna Church site
Inscription.
[Front]
Organized in 1785 or 86 by two Presbyterian ministers, Rev. John Newton & Rev. John Simpson. First house of worship erected in 1793 on land given by Sir John Talbot. In 1820 Presbyterian membership transferred to Washington and offered Smyrna to the Methodists. Regular church services have been held on this site without interruption since 1793.

[Reverse]
Erected in 1964 in honor and memory of Mr. & Mrs. E.E. McMekin by daughters Ruth M. Rogers and Louise M. Drennan.

 
Erected 1964.
 
Location. 33° 42.871′ N, 82° 39.283′ W. Marker is near Washington, Georgia, in Wilkes County. Marker is at the intersection of South Smyrna Church Road and Lincolnton Road (U.S. 378), on the right when traveling east on South Smyrna Church Road. Click for map. Marker is located in front of Smyrna United Methodist Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 South Smyrna Church Road, Washington GA 30673, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Smyrna Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Smyrna Churchyard (within shouting distance of this marker); Grant's Meeting House
Smyrna Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
2. Smyrna Methodist Church Marker
(approx. 2.8 miles away); Wynne-Randall (approx. 4.5 miles away); Washington-Wilkes Historical Museum (approx. 4.7 miles away); Historic Dugas Home (approx. 4.7 miles away); K.A. Wilheit House (approx. 4.7 miles away); Sims-Beggs House (approx. 4.7 miles away); Wisteria Hall (approx. 4.8 miles away); First Presbyterian Ordination in Georgia (approx. 4.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Washington.
 
More about this marker. From US 78 and US 378 east of Washington, Georgia, follow US 378 (Lincolnton Road) 3.5 miles to Smyrna United Methodist Church on the right.
 
Regarding Smyrna Methodist Church. The Smyrna Church or Smyrna Methodist Church is the successor to an earlier Smyrna Presbyterian Church at this site. Its surrounding churchyard includes a large cemetery. The church building is a white, wooden frame chapel with a steeple and stained glass windows, with chimneys and a rear annex of red brick.

As of October, 2009, the Rev. Richard Broom holds Sunday services
Smyrna Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
3. Smyrna Methodist Church Marker
at 9:30, followed by Sunday School at 10:30.
 
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Smyrna Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
4. Smyrna Methodist Church Marker
Smyrna United Methodist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, October 4, 2009
5. Smyrna United Methodist Church and Marker
Smyrna Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
6. Smyrna Methodist Church
 
 
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