The First Presbyterian Church

The First Presbyterian Church (HM6BX)

Location: Augusta, GA 30901 Richmond County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 28.264', W 81° 57.856'

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Organized by the Rev. Washington McKnight, rector of Richmond Academy, in 1804. Met at first at site of St. Paul`s Church, incorporated by the Georgia General Assembly and given a lot on the common by Richmond Academy Trustees. Cornerstone of the present church laid July 4, 1809. Building dedicated May 17, 1812. Spire added in 1818. An outstanding pastor was the Rev. Joseph R. Wilson, 1858-1870, father of Woodrow Wilson.

December 4, 1861, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States was organized here.

In the Confederate War the church and grounds were used as part of a military hospital and temporary detention camp for prisoners of war.

The building was renovated in 1892. The Telfair building was added in 1881 for Sunday School. New Sunday school addition made in 1951.
HM NumberHM6BX
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number121-11
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 10:29am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 410402 N 3703927
Decimal Degrees33.47106667, -81.96426667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 28.264', W 81° 57.856'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 28' 15.84" N, 81° 57' 51.36" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 642-698 Telfair St, Augusta GA 30901, US
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