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Near Dry Branch in Twiggs County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Rev. Vincent A. Tharp Home (1809)

Rev. Vincent A. Tharp Home (1809) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 21, 2008
1. Rev. Vincent A. Tharp Home (1809) Marker
Inscription.  This historic house, built for Rev. V. A. Tharp by his sons, John and Charnick, with slave labor in 1809, is the oldest known house in Twiggs County, then Wilkinson. The Tharp family, who occupied this house-in-the-wilderness in 1811, helped to supply Baptist leadership in the surrounding area and the Ebenezer Baptist Assn. Baptist notables were guests in this hospitable home -- Revs. Polhill, Franklin, Ross, Rhodes, Baker, McGinty, Mercer and others. In 1832 the property was sold to John Parker for $600. Later owners have been Joe Burkett, P.W. Martin and American Clay Co., and Stone Creek Baptist Church. The hand hewn timbers and logs remain in this pioneer landmark.
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 143-9.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1809.
Location. 32° 46.869′ 
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N, 83° 29.851′ W. Marker is near Dry Branch, Georgia, in Twiggs County. Marker is on U.S. 80, half a mile south of Parker Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dry Branch GA 31020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stone Creek Baptist Church - 1808 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Camp Wheeler (approx. 3.3 miles away); Battle of Griswoldville (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Cavalry Skirmish (approx. 6.2 miles away); Griswoldville (approx. 6.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Griswoldville (approx. 6.2 miles away); Battle of Griswoldville The Deployment and Assaults (approx. 6.2 miles away); Battle of Griswoldville The Advance from East Macon (approx. 6.2 miles away).
Regarding Rev. Vincent A. Tharp Home (1809). The house, still standing, has been modified over the years.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,376 times since then and 17 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 23, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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