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Near Thomson in McDuffie County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Wrightsboro Methodist Church

 
 
Wrightsboro Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 14, 2011
1. Wrightsboro Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. The Wrightsboro Methodist Church of the Thomson Circuit, on the site of the now dead town of Wrightsboro, has been an active organization for over 125 years. In its historic churchyard are buried several veterans of the Revolutionary War and some who died at Gettysburg, Shiloh and Fredericksburg in the War Between the States. The founders of some of the oldest and most prominent Georgia families are buried here. Among them are Theodosius Erwin Massengale, grandfather of St. Elmo Massengale, and the ancestors of Bishop Warren A. Candler, Judge John S. Candler and Asa G. Candler.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 094-6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 33.05′ N, 82° 34.336′ W. Marker is near Thomson, Georgia, in McDuffie County. Marker is on Wrightsboro Road half a mile west of Stagecoach Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Thomson GA 30824, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Bartram Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Wrightsboro
Wrightsboro Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 14, 2011
2. Wrightsboro Methodist Church Marker
Looking east on Wrightsboro Road
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Rock House (approx. 4.8 miles away); Hickory Hill (approx. 6.6 miles away); Home of Thomas E. Watson (approx. 6.7 miles away); Sen. Thomas E. Watson (approx. 6.8 miles away); Thomas Edward Watson (approx. 6.8 miles away); Rear Admiral Richard Ellington Hawes (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thomson.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.
 
Wrightsboro Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 14, 2011
3. Wrightsboro Methodist Church Marker
The marker with the church in the background
Wrightsboro Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 14, 2011
4. Wrightsboro Methodist Church
Wrightsboro Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 14, 2011
5. Wrightsboro Methodist Church
A plaque stands between the doors of the church.
Wrightsboro Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 14, 2011
6. Wrightsboro Methodist Church
The plaque details the history of the Wrightsboro Methodist Church building from its founding in 1799 as the Wrightsboro Friends Meeting House to its ownership since 1967 by the Wrightsboro Foundation, Inc.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 549 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 23, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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