Historic Owl Rock Church

Historic Owl Rock Church (HM971)

Location: Atlanta, GA 30336 Fulton County
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N 33° 41.931', W 84° 34.803'

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Owl Rock Church was founded in 1828 by Richmond Barge and other members of the Mutual Rights faction that withdrew from the Mount Gilead Methodist Episcopal Church. The church is named for an eight foot natural rock closely resembling an owl which is to the rear of the building.

This church has taken part in four distinct phases of Methodism in Georgia: as an Associated Methodist Church, 1828-1830; as a Methodist Protestant Church, 1830-1916; as a Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1916-1939; and since 1939 a Methodist Church. The Annual Conference session of the Methodist Protestant Church was held here in the year 1900.

During the Battle of Atlanta many skirmishes were fought in the area and the church is mentioned frequently in the OFFICIAL RECORDS. Following the War Between the States the church sponsored an elementary public school. In 1921 the Sandtown School was created as a consolidation of the Owl Rock, Boat Rock and Sandtown schools.
HM NumberHM971
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number060-189
Year Placed1960
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 12:41am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 724288 N 3731394
Decimal Degrees33.69885000, -84.58005000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 41.931', W 84° 34.803'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 41' 55.86" N, 84° 34' 48.18" W
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Area Code(s)404
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5920-5924 Campbellton Rd SW, Atlanta GA 30336, US
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