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Near Ellijay in Gilmer County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Cartecay Methodist Church

 
 
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By David Seibert, February 26, 2011
1. Cartecay Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. This church, Cartecay Methodist (South), was organized and a building erected in August 1834 on the property of Lewis D. Ellington. The first preacher was William Ellington, ordained in 1805 by Bishop Asbury. The first Sunday School was organized April 20, 1851 and has operated continuously.

The present building, erected in 1859, remains, in style and arrangement, as originally built. During the War Between the States, the building was guarded at night by groups of men to protect it from Union sympathizers who roamed the country-side.

Among the early preachers were: Rev. Bethel Quillian, Rev. John B. Robeson, Rev. A. J. Hughes, Rev. A. J. Hutchinson, Rev. C. M. Letbetter, Rev. John W. Quillian, Rev. M. L. Underwood, Rev. C. A. Jamison, Dr. John Watkins, Rev. W. O. Butler, Rev. A. D. Echols, Rev. Walter B. Dillard, Rev. R. B. O. England, Rev. G. W. Griner, Rev. W. L. Singleton, Rev. J. N. Myers, Rev. W. C. Hunnicut, Rev. John B. Pettit. As a young man, Bishop Warren Candler preached here.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 061-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 38.662′ 
Cartecay Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 26, 2011
2. Cartecay Methodist Church Marker
Looking west on Georgia Highway 52 on the left toward Ellijay; Roy Road is to the right.
N, 84° 23.4′ W. Marker is near Ellijay, Georgia, in Gilmer County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 52 and Roy Road, on the right when traveling west on State Route 52. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ellijay GA 30536, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oakland Academy (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ebenezer Baptist Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Fort Hetzel (approx. 5.5 miles away); Gilmer County War Memorial (approx. 6.3 miles away); Gilmer County (approx. 6.4 miles away); David Bailey Freeman - The Youngest Confederate Soldier (approx. 6.4 miles away); Home of Chief Whitepath (approx. 6.8 miles away); The Appalachian Trail (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ellijay.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War, US Civil
 
Cartecay Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 26, 2011
3. Cartecay Methodist Church Marker
The marker overlooks the intersection of Georgia Highway 52 (left) and Roy Road (right)
Cartecay Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 26, 2011
4. Cartecay Methodist Church Marker
Looking east on Georgia Highway 52
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By David Seibert, February 26, 2011
5. Cartecay Methodist Church
The original church building, dating from 1859.
Cartecay Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 26, 2011
6. Cartecay Methodist Church
The original 1859 with the new church building in the distance.
Cartecay Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 26, 2011
7. Cartecay Methodist Church
The 1859 church building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 582 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 26, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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