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Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Pierce Memorial Methodist Church

 
 
Pierce Memorial Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 12, 2010
1. Pierce Memorial Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  One of the early Methodist Churches in this section, Pierce Memorial was first called Rocks Church, then Pierce Chapel for Bishop George F. Pierce, leading Georgia Methodist. The first building was erected across the road by slave labor soon after 1800.The old cemetery bears mute testimony to the age of this church. Plantation owners came by carriage and other modes of conveyance to worship, accompanied by their slaves. Many descendants of the first families still attend. Among outstanding early pastors were Rev. J.V.M. Morris and Rev. W.I. Delph, Confederate veterans.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 121-37.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 33° 28.342′ N, 82° 4.159′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on Jackson Road, on the right when traveling south. Located south of Tanglewood Drive.
Pierce Memorial Methodist Church Marker, looking south along Jackson Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 12, 2010
2. Pierce Memorial Methodist Church Marker, looking south along Jackson Road
Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1441 Jackson Road, Augusta GA 30909, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joseph Wheeler (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bobby Jones and the Beginning of the Grand Slam (approx. 1.3 miles away); Birthplace of General Joseph Wheeler (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Sisters of Saint Joseph In Augusta (approx. 2.4 miles away); Walker Family Cemetery (approx. 2˝ miles away); The Augusta Arsenal (approx. 2.6 miles away); Stephen Vincent Benet House (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Bell at Augusta State University (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
 
Pierce Memorial Methodist Church Marker seen looking north image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 12, 2010
3. Pierce Memorial Methodist Church Marker seen looking north
Pierce Memorial Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 12, 2010
4. Pierce Memorial Methodist Church
Pierce Memorial Methodist Church Cemetery, located across Jackson Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 12, 2010
5. Pierce Memorial Methodist Church Cemetery, located across Jackson Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 620 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on October 22, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 22, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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