Near Grantville in Meriwether County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Allen-Lee Memorial Church
(Old Prospect Methodist)
Dr. Young John Allen, born in Burke County, Jan. 3, 1836, was reared by an aunt, Nancy (Wooten) Hutchins, near Lone Oak. In 1851, during a sermon by Rev. John W. Yarbrough, first pastor at old Prospect, Dr. Allen was so deeply convicted of sin and the need for salvation that he jumped from the window and fled into the woods. Returning to the church, he was converted and, in 1859, sailed to China as a missionary and teacher. Bishop Warren A. Candler, in his book, “Young John Allen -- The Man Who Seeded China,” said: “His great work opened the way for the Gospel in China and made easier the task of every missionary in that vast Empire.” Dr. Allen died in 1907.
Dr. James Wideman Lee, native of Lone Oak, was outstanding in the North Georgia Methodist Conference. He later became a renowned minister in a leading church in St. Louis, Mo., and was influential in founding the Barnes Hospital there. His uncle, William Owen Lee, gave the land for this church.
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 10.461′ N, 84° 48.675′ W. Marker is near Grantville, Georgia, in Meriwether County. Marker is on Lone Oak Road (Georgia Route 54) 0.1 miles west of Forest Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is located in the parking lot, adjacent to the church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3241 Lone Oak Road, Grantville GA 30220, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gravesite of Lt. (jg) Thomas E. Zellars- Namesake of USS Zellars DD 777 (approx. 4.4 miles away); William Hogan Plantation (approx. 5.6 miles away); In Memoriam (approx. 11.2 miles away); Gen. Jos. Wheeler, C.S.A. (approx. 11.2 miles away); The Battle of Brown's Mill: Aftermath (approx. 11.2 miles away); The Battle of Brown's Mill: Ride for the River (approx. 11.2 miles away); The Battle of Brown's Mill: Detour to Battle (approx. 11.2 miles away); McCook's Raid (approx. 11.2 miles away).
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