Rev. Vincent A. Tharp Home (1809)

Rev. Vincent A. Tharp Home (1809) (HM8C3)

Location: Dry Branch, GA 31020 Twiggs County
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N 32° 46.869', W 83° 29.851'

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This historic house, built for Rev. V. A. Tharp by his sons, John and Charnick, with slave labor in 1809, is the oldest known house in Twiggs County, then Wilkinson. The Tharp family, who occupied this house-in-the-wilderness in 1811, helped to supply Baptist leadership in the surrounding area and the Ebenezer Baptist Assn. Baptist notables were guests in this hospitable home — Revs. Polhill, Franklin, Ross, Rhodes, Baker, McGinty, Mercer and others. In 1832 the property was sold to John Parker for $600. Later owners have been Joe Burkett, P.W. Martin and American Clay Co., and Stone Creek Baptist Church. The hand hewn timbers and logs remain in this pioneer landmark.
HM NumberHM8C3
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number143-9
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 2:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 266087 N 3629786
Decimal Degrees32.78115000, -83.49751667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 46.869', W 83° 29.851'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 46' 52.14" N, 83° 29' 51.06" W
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Area Code(s)478
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 898 Watson Dairy Rd, Dry Branch GA 31020, US
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