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Sardis Methodist Church

 
 
Sardis Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 15, 2009
1. Sardis Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. Sardis Methodist Church is built on land taken from the Indians by Sy Donaldson and given to the church before this section of the State had been surveyed -- when land was platted by beeswax string, and there were no deeds. Believed to date from 1812, this church antedates the three counties (Henry, DeKalb and Fulton) that have contained this tract of land. In early days Sardis Methodist Church was on a circuit with preaching every two weeks -- on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Earliest known pastors were Lane and Owens. Marked graves in the cemetery date from the 1830’s.

Four church buildings have stood on this site: a little log cabin; a two-story wooden structure built by the members and destroyed by a cyclone; a third church building erected with the help of Sardis Lodge No. 107 F. & A. M., who used the second floor as a meeting place; and the present edifice, built in the 1920’s, in the style of 1812.

Some of the church roll today are descendants of charter members. Four families have belonged for four generations and seven have been members for three generations.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-119.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location.
Sardis Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 15, 2009
2. Sardis Methodist Church Marker
Looking north on Powers Ferry Road (toward the antebellum site of Power's Ferry across the Chattahoochee River)
33° 51.429′ N, 84° 23.051′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Powers Ferry Road NW 0.1 miles north of Roswell Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3725 Powers Ferry Road NW, Atlanta GA 30342, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Williams' Ky. Cavalry at Nancy's Creek (approx. 0.9 miles away); Howard’s Corps at Nancy’s Creek (approx. 0.9 miles away); Civil War Siege Cannon (approx. one mile away); Gov. John M. Slaton (approx. 1.1 miles away); Swan House (approx. 1.1 miles away); 20th A.C.; Pace's Fy. Rd. (approx. 1.2 miles away); “The Storyteller” (approx. 1.2 miles away); 4th A.C. at Buckhead (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USCemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
Sardis Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 15, 2009
3. Sardis Methodist Church Marker
Looking south on Powers Ferry Road, toward Roswell Road and Atlanta
Sardis Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 4, 2008
4. Sardis Methodist Church Marker
The marker in June 2008
Sardis Methodist Church, built in the 1920s image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 15, 2009
5. Sardis Methodist Church, built in the 1920s
Sardis Methodist Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 15, 2009
6. Sardis Methodist Church Cemetery
Sardis Methodist Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 15, 2009
7. Sardis Methodist Church Cemetery
The oldest part of the cemetery, with the church seen in the distance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 967 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 15, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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