Washington in Wilkes County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
First Methodist Church
Bishop Francis Asbury visited Washington many times during his 17 trips to Georgia. He held the Second Methodist Conference in Georgia in the log Courthouse, near the site of the present Wilkes County Courthouse. Rev. Hope Hull and Rev. Lorenzo Dow were among the famous pioneer Circuit Riders to hold revival meetings in Washington. Rev. Lovick Pierce, leader in early Methodism, was the first recorded pastor of this church.
Erected 1958. (Marker Number 157-20.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Francis Asbury, Traveling Methodist Preacher Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 44.14′ N, 82° 44.38′ W. Marker is in Washington, Georgia, in Wilkes County. Marker is at the intersection of Spring Street (Georgia Route 47) and West Liberty Street when traveling north on Spring Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 West Liberty Street, Washington GA 30673, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Post Office (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cleveland's Corner (about 400 feet away); William Dearing (about 400 feet away); Site of the Confederate Commissary & Quartermaster's Stores (about 400 feet away); Stage Coach Inn (about 400 feet away); Old Vault of the Citizens National Bank (about 400 feet away); Mary Willis Library (about 500 feet away); Busy Bee Cafe (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
Categories. • 20th Century • Antebellum South, US • Churches, Etc. •
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