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Waycross in Ware County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Methodism Came To Waycross

1873

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 21, 2013
1. Methodism Came to Waycross Marker
Inscription. This church, known as Junction on the Blackshear Ct., began with three women members. Its first building was erected in 1874. A full-time pastor came in 1884. By 1892 the 500 members began a new brick building at this site of many “tent revivals”. On October 15, 1893 the first service was led by Rev. W.H. Thomas, retired “circuit rider” and “spiritual father of Waycross”. The 1972 Sanctuary and Arthur J. Moore were dedicated in 1975. In the chapel is the 1893 altar at which Bishop Arthur J. Moore was converted and licensed to preach in 1909. More than 27 men and women have been licensed to preach by this church.
 
Erected 1987 by South Georgia Conference Commission on Archives and History. (Marker Number 12.)
 
Location. 31° 12.559′ N, 82° 21.375′ W. Marker is in Waycross, Georgia, in Ware County. Marker is at the intersection of Gilmore Street and Reed Street, on the right when traveling north on Gilmore Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waycross GA 31501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Wildes Massacre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ware County Georgia World War I Memorial
Methodism Came to Waycross Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 21, 2013
2. Methodism Came to Waycross Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Waycross Confederate Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Senator Nicholas Ware (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ware Court House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Okefenokee Swamp (approx. 1.1 miles away); Vereen Bell Highway (approx. 7.6 miles away); General Blackshear's Military Road (approx. 9.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Waycross.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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