Providence Chapel

Providence Chapel (HM89J)

Location: Richland, GA 31825 Stewart County
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N 32° 8.503', W 84° 41.15'

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The first Christian Church in Georgia was constituted at this site in 1837. Services were held early in the 1830's by Rev. George Lynch Smith, first under a brush arbor and later in the log schoolhouse. This building, then two-story, was erected in 1857 under the pastorate of Rev. Smith's son, Dr. Jubilee Smith, pastor until 1895. The second story was used by the Smith Lodge No. 233 Masons from its organization in 1858. First officers were Dr. Smith, Jonathan Bridges, J.B. Oxford, Y.F. Wright, Jeptha Whorton, C.W. Matthews, T.M. Fain, Berry Pike. Co. I, 17th Ga. Inf. was organized here August 15, 1861 by Capt. Jubilee Smith and drilled nearby.
HM NumberHM89J
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number128-5
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 2:28pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 718274 N 3558490
Decimal Degrees32.14171667, -84.68583333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 8.503', W 84° 41.15'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 8' 30.18" N, 84° 41' 9.00" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1235-1255 Robert Lee Holloman Rd, Richland GA 31825, US
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