Greensboro in Greene County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Episcopal Church of The Redeemer
This church was organized on September 23, 1863, by the Right Reverend Stephen Elliott, the first Bishop of Georgia. Its original members included two Greensboro families and several women who had migrated inland from Charleston and Savannah to escape the Civil War. The Gothic Revival-styled building seen here was designed and built in 1868 by J.O. Barnwell of Rome, Georgia. The first rector was the Reverend Joshua Knowles, who led the church for 19 years. Knowles and his wife are buried in the garden on the north side of the church which is now the Remembrance Garden. The Episcopal Church of The Redeemer is on the National Register of Historic Places. Redeemer is unique in never having closed its doors since 1868; it is a rare and intact example of Gothic architecture in the South and remains the only Episcopal church in Greene County.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is September 23, 1863.
Location. 33° 34.698′ N, 83° 10.934′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, Georgia, in Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 303 North Main Street, Greensboro GA 30642, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Greensboro Auditorium (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Greene County "Gaol" (about 500 feet away); William C. Dawson (about 600 feet away); First Commissioner of Agriculture (about 600 feet away); Greene County (about 700 feet away); Sheriff L. L. Wyatt (about 700 feet away); Bishop George Foster Pierce (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Burning of Greensborough (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greensboro.
Regarding Episcopal Church of The Redeemer. National Register of Historic Places #87001440.
Also see . . . Episcopal Church of The Redeemer. Church website homepage (Submitted on October 20, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 20, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.