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Paces Ferry United Methodist Church

Established 1877

 
 
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By David Seibert, March 19, 2011
1. Paces Ferry United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. On 29 September 1877 William Brown donated one acre of land at the intersection of Paces Ferry and Mount Paran Roads for the purpose of establishing and building a church. Pleasant Hill Methodist Church was first served by circuit rider ministers, one of whom was Reverend W. J. Rolader. During the week the church housed the Pleasant Hill Private Academy. Miss Ida Williams, the first teacher, established a Carnegie Branch Library in the Buckhead community. A local library was named in her honor.

The adjacent Pleasant Hill Cemetery contains marked grave of William Brown who served the Confederacy. Many soldiers were killed nearby during the 16-17 July 1864 engagement between Confederate General Joseph Wheeler’s cavalry and Union General George H. Thomas’s 20th Corp.

On 30 October 1955 the congregation of West Wesley Methodist Church merged with Pleasant Hill Methodist Church to form Paces Ferry Methodist Church. It became Paces Ferry United Methodist Church with the denomination’s merger in 1968. The one room white clapboard church with the two red doors stands firmly on its hill as a constant reminder of our rural past.
 
Erected 2010 by Thomas Johnson Chapter, National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century.
 
Location. 33° 
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By David Seibert, March 19, 2011
2. Paces Ferry United Methodist Church Marker
The marker at the front of the church
51.241′ N, 84° 26.276′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Paces Ferry Road and Mount Paran Road, on the right when traveling east on Paces Ferry Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3650 Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta GA 30327, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Federal Right Wing (a few steps from this marker); Federal Right Wing to Peachtree Creek (approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Defense Line (approx. 0.8 miles away); Palmer’s & Hooker’s A.C. Cross the Chattahoochee (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Pace’s Ferry Road (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Errant Pontoon Bridge: Paces Ferry (approx. 1.1 miles away); The 14th & 20th A.C. Cross at Pace’s Ferry (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named The 14th & 20th A.C. Cross at Pace's Ferry (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
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Paces Ferry United Methodist Church and the Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 19, 2011
3. Paces Ferry United Methodist Church and the Marker
Paces Ferry United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 19, 2011
4. Paces Ferry United Methodist Church Marker
The church with its "two red doors" mentioned on the marker
Pleasant Hill Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 19, 2011
5. Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Pleasant Hill Cemetery and Paces Ferry United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 19, 2011
6. Pleasant Hill Cemetery and Paces Ferry United Methodist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 819 times since then and 66 times this year. Last updated on April 24, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 20, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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