Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Independent Presbyterian Church
The original church building erected on the present site was designed by John H. Greene, a gifted Rhode Island architect. In 1819 it was dedicated with impressive services which were attended by President James Monroe. The church was destroyed by fire in 1889.
The present church building was completed in 1891. The architect, William G. Preston, followed the general plan of the former structure. It was regarded as a notable example of American church architecture.
Among the distinguished ministers of the Independent Presbyterian Church since its founding have been John Joachim Zubly, 1758- 1781; Henry Kollock, 1805- 1819; Daniel Baker, 1828- 1831; Willard Preston, 1831- 1856, and I.S.K. Axson, 1857- 1891.
Ellen Louise Axson who was born in the manse of the Independent Presbyterian Church in 1860 was married in 1883 to Woodrow Wilson later President of the United States, in a room in the manse.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 32° 4.594′ N, 81° 5.579′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Bull Street near Oglethorpe Avenue, on the left. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lowell Mason 1792- 1872 (a few steps from this marker); Original 1733 Burial Plot (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Juliette Low (within shouting distance of this marker); "Tyrants Fall In Every Foe Liberty's In Every Blow" (within shouting distance of this marker); James Moore Wayne, 1790-1867 (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Wm. A. Caruthers (1802-46) (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Presbyterian Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
Categories. • Churches, Etc. • Colonial Era •
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