>>>———>Bethlehem Methodist Church, second oldest Methodist Church in Georgia and formerly known as Thompson's Meeting House, sponsored the First Methodist Annual Conference in Georgia, on April 9, 1788. Bishop Asbury and his party, delayed by weather and illness, held the meeting, scheduled for the church, in the home of Judge Charles Tait. Richard Ivey, Thomas Humphries, Moses Parks, Hope Hull, James Connor, Bennett Maxey, Isaac Smith, Matthew Harris, Reuben Ellis, John Mason attended the conference. Several Revolutionary soldiers are buried near the church.
|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 11:17am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 344531 N 3770654|
|Decimal Degrees||34.06510000, -82.68470000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 3.906', W 82° 41.082'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 3' 54.36" N, 82° 41' 4.92" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1025 Welcome Church Rd, Elberton GA 30635, US|
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