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Peachtree City in Fayette County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Holly Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church

 
 
Holly Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 15, 2004
1. Holly Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription. This church was organized in 1897 near the banks of Camp Creek in an unincorporated area of western Fayette County. Until the first sanctuary was constructed here on land and with building materials donated by Flem Arnall, services were held under a brush arbor and in homes. In the early years worship services were held once a month. From 1897 until desegregation in the 1960s, the church also operated a school here for the community’s black children, grades 1-7, with donated text books. The present structure, constructed in 1980, was annexed into 28-year-old Peachtree City in 1987.
 
Erected 1999 by Georgia Historical Society, the City of Peachtree City, and Peachtree City Heritage Historic Preservation Committee. (Marker Number 56-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 21.381′ N, 84° 31.765′ W. Marker is in Peachtree City, Georgia, in Fayette County. Marker is on Holly Grove Church Road 0.2 miles east of Robinson Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Holly Grove Church Road, Peachtree City GA 30269, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles
Wide view of Holly Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 19, 2015
2. Wide view of Holly Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
A wide view of the marker on the left, the church cemetery in the distance and the church.
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Starr's Mill (approx. 2.3 miles away); James B. "Jimmy" Hutchinson, Jr. (approx. 4.1 miles away); Skirmish at Shakerag (approx. 4½ miles away); Flat Rock African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 6.2 miles away); Governor Hugh M. Dorsey (approx. 7½ miles away); The Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House (approx. 7.7 miles away); World’s Longest Courthouse Bench (approx. 7.7 miles away); In Memory of the Confederate Heroes (approx. 7.7 miles away).
 
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Holly Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church additional marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 19, 2015
3. Holly Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church additional marker
This additional marker about the church's remodeling and dedication is located on the left front corner of the church building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 884 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 4, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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