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Bethlehem Methodist Church

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By David Seibert, October 11, 2010
1. Bethlehem Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. Bethlehem Methodist Church, second oldest Methodist Church in Georgia and formerly known as Thompsonís Meeting House, sponsored the First Methodist Annual Conference in Georgia, on April 9, 1788. Bishop Asbury and his party, delayed by weather and illness, held the meeting, scheduled for the church, in the home of Judge Charles Tait. Richard Ivey, Thomas Humphries, Moses Parks, Hope Hull, James Connor, Bennett Maxey, Isaac Smith, Matthew Harris, Reuben Ellis, John Mason attended the conference. Several Revolutionary soldiers are buried near the church.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 052-7.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 3.906′ N, 82° 41.082′ W. Marker is near Elberton, Georgia, in Elbert County. Marker is at the intersection of Welcome Church Road and Calhoun Falls Highway (Georgia Route 72), on the right when traveling south on Welcome Church Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1025 Welcome Church Road, Elberton GA 30635, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonistsí Crossing (approx. 1.8 miles
Bethlehem Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2010
2. Bethlehem Methodist Church Marker
Welcome Church Road is to the right, and Calhoun Falls Road (GA 77) in the background.
away); Olin D. Johnston Memorial Boulevard (approx. 2.8 miles away in South Carolina); Millwood (approx. 2.8 miles away in South Carolina); Gov. Heardís Grave (approx. 3.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Gov. Heardís Home (approx. 3.5 miles away); "Old Dan Tucker" (approx. 3.5 miles away); Welcome to Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area (approx. 4.5 miles away in South Carolina); Calhoun Falls World War I and II Veterans Monument (approx. 5.3 miles away in South Carolina). Click for a list of all markers in Elberton.
 
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Bethlehem Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2010
3. Bethlehem Methodist Church Marker
Looking northwest on Welcome Church Road at the intersection with Calhoun Falls Road (GA 72)
Bethlehem Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2010
4. Bethlehem Methodist Church Marker
Looking southeast on Welcome Church Road at the marker, the cemetery behind it, and the church in the distance
Bethlehem Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2010
5. Bethlehem Methodist Church
 
 
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