Hinesville in Liberty County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Pleasant Grove African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church and Camp Meeting
Erected 2003 by Liberty County Historical Society.
Location. 31° 47.659′ N, 81° 36.423′ W. Marker is in Hinesville, Georgia, in Liberty County. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City of Walthourville History (approx. 2.3 miles away); Walthourville Baptist Church (approx. 2½ miles away); Walthourville Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); Skirmish at Hinesville (approx. 3.3 miles away); Old Liberty County Jail (approx. 3.6 miles away); Bradwell Park (approx. 3.7 miles away); Liberty County (approx. 3.8 miles away); Liberty County Confederate Monument (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hinesville.
Regarding Pleasant Grove African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church and Camp Meeting. "In 1869, the Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Church was founded at Taylors Creek by local preacher Rev. Piner Martin. Next to the church laid the Pleasant GroveCemetery. The cemetery included a Masonic Lodge for the African American community, and a parsonage for the pastor. A one-room school, which later became a part of the Liberty County School system,stood nearby as well. Population and economic growth continued in Taylors Creek during the first 20 years of the 20th Century. African Americans madeup slightly more than half the town’s population of 325. Crop destruction caused by the boll weevil
("The Frontline" newspaper,Fort Stewart, October 23, 2003 )
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