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Whitesville in Harris County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Whitesville Methodist Episcopal Church, South

 
 
Whitesville Methodist Episcopal Church, South Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, July 20, 2003
1. Whitesville Methodist Episcopal Church, South Marker
Inscription.  

The Methodist church in Whitesville had its origins about 1828 in meetings held at the home of Reuben Mobley. The First Methodist Church was founded in the early 1830s and by 1837 the decision was made to erect a church for the growing congregation on land donated by a trustee. The first church was used until 1854, when the current building was completed. This was the early church of Rev. William Jackson Callahan, a 1891 Emory graduate who was a missionary in Japan. Rev. Charles L. Allen, later pastor of Grace Methodist Church in Atlanta and well-known author, preached his first sermon here. The Whitesville Methodist Church has been actively in use as a Methodist church since its dedication.

Whitesville Methodist Church Cemetery
The adjacent cemetery predates the church building. It has several types of burial markings from the earliest stacked stone and brick graves to metal mail-order grave markers. There are numerous family plots defined by retaining walls, copings and iron fencing. Many graves are unmarked as uninscribed field stone markers were inadvertently removed. The earliest burial date on a marker is
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1844 for Reuben Mobley, one of the church founders.
 
Erected 2002 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Whitesville United Methodist Church.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1828.
 
Location. 32° 49.183′ N, 85° 2.132′ W. Marker is in Whitesville, Georgia, in Harris County. Marker is on Pine Lake Road, 0.1 miles south of Monument Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pine Mountain GA 31822, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Whitesville (approx. ¼ mile away); Sunnyside School, Midway Baptist Church and Midway Cemetery Historic District (approx. 3 miles away); Jones Crossroads (approx. 3½ miles away); Civil Rights Marker Honoring Henry "Peg" Gilbert (approx. 3½ miles away); Salem Road Bridge (approx. 7.6 miles away); Langdale Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.9 miles away in Alabama); West Point Manufacturing Company (approx. 7.9 miles away in Alabama); Mountain Hill District Consolidated School (approx. 8.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Whitesville.
 
Whitesville Methodist Church Cemetery Marker side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, July 20, 2003
2. Whitesville Methodist Church Cemetery Marker side
Whitesville Methodist Episcopal Church, South image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
3. Whitesville Methodist Episcopal Church, South
Whitesville Methodist Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
4. Whitesville Methodist Church Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 962 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 1, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   3, 4. submitted on September 20, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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