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Bishop in Oconee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

John Andrew

1758 – 1830

John Andrew Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, March 20, 2009
1. John Andrew Marker
Inscription.  Just west of this marker is the grave of John Andrew who was a Revolutionary War soldier who fought in Georgia and South Carolina and served in the Georgia House of Assembly in 1783. He was a very early native Georgian (some say the first) to become an itinerant Methodist preacher and was the father of Bishop James Osgood Andrew. Bishop James O. Andrew was the focal figure in the split of the Methodist Church and formation of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. This was the site of Mt. Zion Methodist Church/community, ca. 1820 – 1856. John Andrew preached here in the 1820s.
Erected 2009. (Marker Number 108-3.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionGovernment & PoliticsWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1783.
Location. 33° 48.033′ N, 83° 25.567′ W. Marker is in Bishop, Georgia, in Oconee County. Marker is on Macon Highway
John Andrew's Grave and DAR Grave Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, March 20, 2009
2. John Andrew's Grave and DAR Grave Markers
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(U.S. 129) one mile south of Price Mill Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4141 S Macon Highway, Bishop GA 30621, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Honor of all American Veterans (approx. 1˝ miles away); E. D. Stroud School (approx. 3˝ miles away); Elder Mill Covered Bridge (approx. 3.6 miles away); Birthplace of Bishop A. G. Haygood and Miss Laura A. Haygood (approx. 4.2 miles away); In Honor of Our Revolutionary War Patriots (approx. 4.3 miles away); Oconee County (approx. 4.4 miles away); Civilians Abducted During Stoneman’s Raid (approx. 4˝ miles away); Site of Frontier Blockhouse (approx. 4˝ miles away).
More about this marker. The John Andrew marker was originally erected in the 1950s by the Georgia Historical Commission. It was removed prior to 1975, and state records indicated that it would not be replaced. The new landowner cleaned up the gravesite in 2006, and the DAR installed grave markers in 2006. This marker was installed in mid-March, 2009, in spite of the 2001 date on the marker, and to the suprise of the land owner. Its source in uncertain.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 22, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,858 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 22, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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Feb. 9, 2023