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Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The First Presbyterian Church

 
 
The First Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2008
1. The First Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription. Organized by the Rev. Washington McKnight, rector of Richmond Academy, in 1804. Met at first at site of St. Paul`s Church, incorporated by the Georgia General Assembly and given a lot on the common by Richmond Academy Trustees. Cornerstone of the present church laid July 4, 1809. Building dedicated May 17, 1812. Spire added in 1818. An outstanding pastor was the Rev. Joseph R. Wilson, 1858-1870, father of Woodrow Wilson.

December 4, 1861, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States was organized here.

In the Confederate War the church and grounds were used as part of a military hospital and temporary detention camp for prisoners of war.

The building was renovated in 1892. The Telfair building was added in 1881 for Sunday School. New Sunday school addition made in 1951.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 121-11.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 28.264′ N, 81° 57.856′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on Telfair Street. Click for map. Between 6th & 7th Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 646 Telfair Street, Augusta GA 30901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The First Presbyterian Church Marker looking west on Telfair St. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. The First Presbyterian Church Marker looking west on Telfair St.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The First Presbyterian Church (here, next to this marker); Boyhood Home of Woodrow Wilson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Medical College Building (about 300 feet away); Eve (about 400 feet away); Old Medical College (about 400 feet away); Joseph R. Lamar, Associate Justice (about 400 feet away); Emily Tubman Monument (about 500 feet away); First Christian Church (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Augusta.
 
Regarding The First Presbyterian Church. National Register Of Historic Places:
First Presbyterian Church of Augusta ** (added 1997 - - #97000100)
Also known as Christ Church
♦ Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Mills, Robert
♦ Architectural Style: Romanesque
♦ Area of Significance: Social History, Architecture, Religion
♦ Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1825-1849, 1800-1824
♦ Owner: Private
♦ Historic Function: Religion
♦ Historic Sub-function: Religious Structure
♦ Current Function: Religion
♦ Current Sub-function: Religious Structure
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable Buildings
 
The First Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. The First Presbyterian Church Marker
[Upper Plaque]:
Centennial
1804 - 1904
"Hitherto hath the Lord helped us."
May 15, 1904.
[Lower Plaque]:
Centennial
1804-2004
Looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith
July 4 2004
The First Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
4. The First Presbyterian Church Marker
of Augusta
Constructed in 1909
to the Glory of God
has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
 
 
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