Bethlehem in Barrow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Bethlehem United Methodist Church
Erected 1977 by Bethlehem United Methodist Church and the Barrow County Historical Society.
Location. 33° 56.167′ N, 83° 42.883′ W. Marker is in Bethlehem, Georgia, in Barrow County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Christmas Avenue (Georgia Route 11) and Manger Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 709 Christmas Avenue, Bethlehem GA 30620, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Russell House (approx. 2.9 miles away); Fort Yargo (approx. Glenwood Elementary and High School (approx. 3.8 miles away); Builder of the Nation (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Stoneman Raid Battle of King's Tanyard (approx. 3.9 miles away); Barrow County (approx. 3.9 miles away); Concord Methodist Cemetery (approx. 4 miles away); Winder's Most Historical Site (approx. 4.1 miles away).
More about this marker. The church, and the marker, were originally located on Bethlehem Church Road at Manning Gin Road, and statements on the marker refer to that building. A new church building complex on Christmas Avenue was completed and dedicated in 2001, and the marker was installed at the rear of the church by the office. The original photograph was taken at that location.
By 2009 the marker had been removed and put in storage, as a major expansion of the church (adding a new Family Life Center, Contemporary Worship area, and new offices and additional space) made the original area inaccessible.
By 2011 the major expansion had been completed, and the marker had been reinstalled in a new (and logical) place, its third, at a front corner of the church property.
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Churches & Religion • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,028 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on September 4, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1. submitted on June 2, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 2, 3. submitted on September 4, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 4. submitted on June 2, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.