Holsey Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

Holsey Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (HM138T)

Location: Columbus, GA 31901 Muscogee County
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N 32° 27.65', W 84° 58.95'

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In 1884, a group of black citizens banded together to organize a church. They appealed to the Commissioners of Columbus, Georgia, and obtained a lot on Eighth Street. The first church was completed in 1886 and called Everett Chapel after Newton Everett, one of the original founders and trustees. In 1894, the church was renamed Holsey Chapel, after Bishop Lucius H. Holsey, who played a vital role in the organization of the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1915, Holsey Chapel was destroyed by a storm. A new building was completed in 1919, along with a parsonage. The current brick structure was built in 1946.

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In 1888, Reverend P. W. Powell became pastor of Everett Chapel. When Everett Chapel was renamed Holsey Chapel in 1894, Revered C. T. Shatten served the congregation. Reverend Loyd McAfee was pastor from 1904 until 1919. Other pastors have included the Reverends Samuel Dunbar, Lewis Pearcey, Talton Cunningham, Needham Means, John Cochran, Edward Roberts, Frank Rowe and John Parham. Holsey Chapel experienced its greatest growth under the leadership of Edward D. Bryson, who was followed by L. P. Napier. Under the leadership of Reverend Allen Page, III, Holsey Chapel remains strong because of effective leadership and dedicated membership.
HM NumberHM138T
Year Placed2004
Placed ByHistoric Chattahoochee Commission and Holsey Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 5:27pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 689621 N 3593309
Decimal Degrees32.46083333, -84.98250000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 27.65', W 84° 58.95'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 27' 39.00" N, 84° 58' 57.00" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 700-798 8th St, Columbus GA 31901, US
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