Sardis Methodist Church

Sardis Methodist Church (HMFFZ)

Location: Atlanta, GA 12010 Fulton County
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N 33° 51.429', W 84° 23.051'

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Sardis Methodist Church is built on land taken from the Indians by Sy Donaldson and given to the church before this section of the State had been surveyed — when land was platted by beeswax string, and there were no deeds. Believed to date from 1812, this church antedates the three counties (Henry, DeKalb and Fulton) that have contained this tract of land. In early days Sardis Methodist Church was on a circuit with preaching every two weeks — on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Earliest known pastors were Lane and Owens. Marked graves in the cemetery date from the 1830's.

Four church buildings have stood on this site: a little log cabin; a two-story wooden structure built by the members and destroyed by a cyclone; a third church building erected with the help of Sardis Lodge No. 107 F. & A. M., who used the second floor as a meeting place; and the present edifice, built in the 1920's, in the style of 1812.

Some of the church roll today are descendants of charter members. Four families have belonged for four generations and seven have been members for three generations.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number060-119
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 6:37pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 742000 N 3749396
Decimal Degrees33.85715000, -84.38418333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 51.429', W 84° 23.051'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 51' 25.74" N, 84° 23' 3.06" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 58 Grove St, Atlanta GA 12010, US
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