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Kingston in Bartow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Kingston Methodist Church

Kingston Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 9, 2008
1. Kingston Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  The original church, with another name and at another location, was built in 1845, rebuilt in Kingston in 1854, and dedicated by Rev. Lovick Pierce, a leading preacher of the nation and father of Bishop George F. Pierce. The only church remaining after Sherman's march through here, it opened its doors freely to all denominations, creating such a spirit of fellowship that children of the generation grew up feeling there was only one church. It was Kingston's schoolhouse, too. For many years Confederate Memorial Day services were held at the church. Among its ablest pastors have been Gen. Clement A. Evans, Simon Peter Richardson, Lovick Pierce, Bishop George F. Pierce, Dr. W. H. Felton. Sam P. Jones have preached here, while Mrs. Lem Gilreath and Mrs. Mary Harris Armor have held temperance rallies.

The large, handsome bell in this church, a gift of John Pendleton King, U.S. Senator, president of the W. & A. Railroad, for whom Kingston is named, for 100 years has been the town fire alarm and has announced the return of peace after four years. It can be heard over a radius of four miles. In 1906 the church was rebuilt on its present
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Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 008-49.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1845.
Location. 34° 14.117′ N, 84° 56.685′ W. Marker is in Kingston, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and Elliott Street, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston GA 30145, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sherman’s March to the Sea (within shouting distance of this marker); Kingston's Rich, Historical Past (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Original Hospital Site of Wayside Home (about 300 feet away); Nellie Margaret Harris Applin (about 400 feet away); Surrender of Confederate Troops (about 400 feet away); Confederate Memorial Day (about 600 feet away); The Andrews Raiders at Kingston (about 600 feet away); House - Site Thomas V. B. Hargis (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
Kingston Methodist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 9, 2008
2. Kingston Methodist Church and Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,870 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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