1827 Bethel United Methodist Church (Brick Church) historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
1827 Bethel United Methodist Church (Brick Church) historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1977
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Screven County
Church buildings--Georgia--Girard
Location:
United States, Georgia, Screven County, 32.7505866, -81.6119346
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: At church 2 miles northwest of US 301 on road to Girard
Text of marker: "1827 BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (BRICK CHURCH). In 1792 Bishop Francis Asbury on his yearly visit to Methodist Societies and Churches in Georgia held services while staying with the Lovetts, owners of Burton Ferry Landing, Savannah River. In 1811 Bishop Asbury stopped with "David Lovett, Scriven Co., preaching on Monday and Wednesday." Robert Watkins Lovett is the first member recorded, 1825. Rev. Peyton L. Wade, a Methodist minister, gave the land and this "brick church" was built in 1827. "Brick Church", with a parsonage near, headed the Bethel Circuit (1858-1897). Since 1897 Bethel has been on the Girard Circuit and is Screven County's oldest continuing Methodist Church. SOUTH GEORGIA CONFERENCE COMMISSION ON ARCHIVES AND HISTORY 1977"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_1827-bethel-united-methodist-church-brick-church
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_1827-bethel-united-methodist-church-brick-church
Rights Holder:
Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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