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Oxford in Newton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Church - 1841

 
 
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By David Seibert, October 7, 2011
1. Old Church - 1841 Marker
Inscription. Old Church was the first Chapel of Emory College, and a church for Methodists in Oxford, a pulpit for scholar--preachers. It was the center of Methodism in the South when the issue of slavery split the Church in 1844, contributing to the succession of Southern states. It was used as an infirmary during the Civil War. The church remained a regular place of worship until 1910.

1932 – 1936 - Recognized as a historic landmark by DAR
br> 1949 - Final session of Annual Conference held in Old Church

1972 - Oxford designated historic Heritage Landmark of the United Methodist Church

1974 -Oxford Historical Shrine Society, Inc., assumed responsibility of property, located on City land

1975 - Oxford District listed on National Register of Historic Places

1966 -- 1999 - Closed for major restoration

June 18, 2000 - Rededication Service
 
Erected 2000 by Newton County Historical Society Landmark Committee. (Marker Number 19.)
 
Location. 33° 37.483′ N, 83° 52.267′ W. Marker is in Oxford, Georgia, in Newton County. Marker is at the intersection of Wesley Street and Fletcher Street, on the left when traveling north on Wesley
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By David Seibert, October 7, 2011
2. Old Church - 1841 Marker
Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oxford GA 30054, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kitty's Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Town of Oxford and Emory College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Town of Oxford, Georgia Historic Shrine of the United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Garrard’s Cavalry Raid (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Stoneman Raid (approx. 1.7 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Capture of Covington (approx. 2 miles away); Newton County War Memorial (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oxford.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War, US Civil
 
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By David Seibert, October 7, 2011
3. Old Church - 1841 Marker
Old Church is in the background
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By David Seibert, October 7, 2011
4. Old Church
The central section was built in 1841
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By David Seibert, October 7, 2011
5. Old Church
Showing the original 1841 central section, and the later addition
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 406 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 19, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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