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Historic Mt. Gilead

Methodist Church

 
 
Historic Mt. Gilead Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 9, 2011
1. Historic Mt. Gilead Marker
Inscription. One of the first churches in Fulton County, Mt Gilead was founded April 23, 1824, by Rev. John M. Smith (1789-1863) who is buried here. It was organized by Rev. William J. Parks. Many early settlers worshiped here and their descendants still live nearby. During the War Between the States the church was used by Confederates and Federals as a hospital. Confederate cavalry under Ross were here, August 15-16, 1864; McDowell’s Confederate Scouts, August 22, 1864. On Sunday, August 28, 1864, a skirmish took place here as fragments of the Federal 2nd Div., Army of the Cumberland, moved toward Jonesboro. The church has been rebuilt several times.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-111A.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 40.164′ N, 84° 30.926′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Fairburn Road SW 0.1 miles north of Redwine Road SW, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3150 Fairburn Road SW, Atlanta GA 30331, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Historic Mt. Gilead Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 9, 2011
2. Historic Mt. Gilead Marker
Looking south on Fairburn Road (on the right) toward Jonesboro
. Mt. Gilead M. E. Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dry Pond (was approx. 3.7 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Site: Utoy Post Office (approx. 3.8 miles away); Third Division 23rd Corps Attack / Second Division 23rd Corps Attack (approx. 4 miles away); Site: Old Red Oak P.O. 1864 (approx. 4.1 miles away); Confederate Entrenchments: 1864 (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Embattled Ridge (approx. 4.2 miles away); Historic Owl Rock Church (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War, US Civil
 
Historic Mt. Gilead Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 9, 2011
3. Historic Mt. Gilead Marker
Looking across Fairburn Road at a portion of the early cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 607 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 10, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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