Mulberry Street Methodist Church

Mulberry Street Methodist Church (HMJGI)

Location: Macon, GA 31201 Bibb County
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N 32° 50.346', W 83° 37.771'

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This church, organized in 1826, is on land deeded to it by the Georgia Legislature in the same year. In 1828, the first church building in Macon was erected on this site. The first appointed pastor was Thomas Darley, who had been ordained by Bishop Francis Asbury.

Because the Georgia Conference was organized on this site in 1831 the church is known as the Mother Church of Georgia Methodism. Originally known as the Macon Church, the name was changed in 1847, to Mulberry Street Church. The Reverend G.N.N. McDonnell founded the pioneer Women's Missionary Society in South Georgia on this site in 1878.

The last meeting of the South Georgia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was held here in 1939 and was immediately followed by the first meeting of the South Georgia Conference of the Methodist Church. In 1968, the first meeting after union with Evangelical United Brethren was held here.

Former pastors elevated to the Episcopacy include George Foster Pierce, Oscar Penn Fitzgerald, Joseph Stanton Key, William Newman Ainsworth, Frank Lewis Robertson and Charles Welbourne Hancock.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number011-23
Year Placed1992
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 1:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 253880 N 3636513
Decimal Degrees32.83910000, -83.62951667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 50.346', W 83° 37.771'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 50' 20.76" N, 83° 37' 46.26" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 713 Mulberry St, Macon GA 31201, US
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