Pope's Chapel United Methodist Church

Pope's Chapel United Methodist Church (HMGWE)

Location: Tignall, GA 30668 Wilkes County
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N 33° 56.65', W 82° 42.367'

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The Methodist Society, which was later organized into Pope's Chapel Church, was first organized in August 1786 by Thomas Humphries at the home of James Marks located in what is now Elbert County about 1 ½ miles Northeast of Baker's Ferry on Broad River. When Elbert County was formed in 1790 from Wilkes County it left most of the church members in Wilkes County, so the church was moved south into Wilkes and located about two mile from Broad River on property owned by John Landrum adjoining his birthplace on the east side of Baker's Ferry Road. It was in this location that it received its name, in honor of Rev. Henry Pope who supplied most of the timber for the building. Bishop Asbury preached the Dedication Sermon there in 1805. In 1852 the church was again moved about 2 miles southeast to its present location. In 1871 Trustees of the church were Benjamin W. Fortson, M. T. Cash, Augustus A. Neal and James W. Boyd. A second building was constructed here in 1897 in which 2 stained glass windows were installed as a memorial to Benjamin Winn Fortson and his wife Hannah Rebecca Ogilvie by their children. The Dedication Sermon was preached by Lundye Harris in 1898. This building, severely damaged by windstorms was replaced in 1957 by the present building.
Year Placed1978
Placed ByTignall United Methodist Charge
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 11:34pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 342331 N 3757276
Decimal Degrees33.94416667, -82.70611667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 56.65', W 82° 42.367'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 56' 39.00" N, 82° 42' 22.02" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 58-62 Pope Chapel Rd, Tignall GA 30668, US
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