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Near Washington in Wilkes County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Rev. John Springer

 
 
The Rev. John Springer Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
1. The Rev. John Springer Marker
Inscription.  The Rev. John Springer, 1744-1798, distinguished minister and educator, is buried in the garden on this plantation, Walnut Hill. A graduate of Princeton, he taught there and at Hampden-Sydney, and was first Rector of Cambridge College in South Carolina. He was a soldier of the American Revolution. Following his ordination to the ministry in 1790, his activities centered in Wilkes and adjoining counties, but he traveled widely, preaching the Gospel, often serving churches in South Carolina. He was several times Moderator of Presbytery, was President of Wilkes Academy, and held other offices of distinction.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 157-29.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1790.
 
Location. 33° 47.472′ N, 82° 45.43′ W. Marker is near Washington, Georgia, in Wilkes County. Marker
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is on Tignall Road (Georgia Route 17) ¼ mile south of Twin Oaks Church Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington GA 30673, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Walnut Hill Academy (a few steps from this marker); The Cedars (approx. 3.7 miles away); Site of Wilkes County Academy (approx. 3.7 miles away); Jesse Mercer’s Home (approx. 3.7 miles away); Fort Washington Park (approx. 3.8 miles away); Pembroke (approx. 3.8 miles away); Old Wilkes County Jail (approx. 3.8 miles away); Planters Hotel (approx. 3.8 miles away); 1840 Classic Revival (approx. 3.8 miles away); Hill-Irvin-Harris House (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
The Rev. John Springer Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, August 26, 2015
2. The Rev. John Springer Marker
The Rev. John Springer Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
3. The Rev. John Springer Marker
Looking north on Georgia Highway 17 toward Tignall
The Rev. John Springer Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
4. The Rev. John Springer Marker
Looking east toward the site of Walnut Hill Plantation. No trace now remains.
The Rev. John Springer Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, August 26, 2015
5. The Rev. John Springer Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,188 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 16, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on November 12, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on December 16, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   5. submitted on November 12, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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