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Sautee-Nacoochee in White County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

White Methodist Church

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White Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 3, 2008
1. White Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. A Methodist Church has stood on this site since the early 1820ís when one was built by the first white settlers in Nacoochee Valley. Six acres of land to be used for the church and cemetery were deeded to the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1836 by Major Edward Williams at the death of his wife. Maj. Williams came to the Valley in 1822, purchased a large tract of land, built the home known as “Starlight” and lived there until his death in 1856. The first permanent building, with its gallery for slaves to worship with their masters, was painted white. Since that day the church has been known as the “White Church.”
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 154-8.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 40.876′ N, 83° 41.299′ W. Marker is in Sautee-Nacoochee, Georgia, in White County. Marker is on Unicoi Turnpike (Georgia Route 17) 0 miles east of Rabun Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1371 Highway 17, Sautee Nacoochee GA 30571, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the
White Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 3, 2008
2. White Methodist Church Marker
Looking east on Georgia Highway 17, the Unicoi Turnpike
crow flies. Bishop Marvin A. Franklin (a few steps from this marker); Early Trading Post (approx. 0.6 miles away); Nacoochee Valley (approx. 0.7 miles away); Nacoochee Indian Mound (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Unicoi Turnpike (approx. 1.3 miles away); Discovery of Gold (approx. 1.6 miles away); Stovall Mill Covered Bridge (approx. 2.7 miles away); Cleveland (approx. 7.2 miles away).
 
Regarding White Methodist Church. The church is now the Nacoochee United Methodist Church
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USChurches, Etc.
 
Nacoochee United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 3, 2008
3. Nacoochee United Methodist Church
This is the Methodist church now on the site of the original White Methodist Church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 30, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 781 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 30, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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