Grace Protestant Episcopal Church

Grace Protestant Episcopal Church (HM9C4)

Location: Clarkesville, GA 30523 Habersham County
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N 34° 36.957', W 83° 31.41'

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The first Episcopal service in Clarkesville was held Oct. 28, 1838 by the Rev. Mr. Ezra B. Kellogg, sent from N. Y. to the Diocese of Georgia as a missionary to this section. On Dec. 12, 1838, at his home, Grace Church was organized for three local Episcopalfamilies and the many coastal families of the denomination who spent their summers here. On April 15, 1839, this, the sixth Episcopal Church in the State, was admitted to the Diocese. On June 7, 1839, this square acre lot was purchased from James Brannon for $100. For the first year services were held in the Methodist Church and Clarkesville Academy.

In 1841, the Rev. J B. Gallagher succeeded as Rector. Under his guidance, this building, begun in 1839, was completed in 1842. It was consecrated Oct 6, 1842 by the Rt. Rev. Stephen Elliott, JR., (first) Bishop of Georgia, who reported it as "a very neat woodenbuilding, with tower and bell, prettily located and an ornament to the village."

Among prominent early members were: Richard W. Habersham, Sr. John R. Mathews, Wardens: Alexander Erwin, Benjamin F. Patton. George D. Phillips, John R. Stenford.Samuel A. Wales, John S. Dobbins, Dr. Phineas M. Kollock. Jacob Waldberg, Vestryman: Richard W. Habersham. Jr., George R. Jessup, lay delegate to the convention that admitted this church to the Diocese.
HM NumberHM9C4
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number068-8
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 5:28am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 268628 N 3833350
Decimal Degrees34.61595000, -83.52350000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 36.957', W 83° 31.41'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 36' 57.42" N, 83° 31' 24.60" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 181 Wilson St, Clarkesville GA 30523, US
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