Methodist ChurchOne of the first churches in Fulton County, Mt Gilead was founded April 23, 1824, by Rev. John M. Smith (1789-1863) who is buried here. It was organized by Rev. William J. Parks. Many early settlers worshiped here and their descendants still live nearby. During the War Between the States the church was used by Confederates and Federals as a hospital. Confederate cavalry under Ross were here, August 15-16, 1864; McDowell's Confederate Scouts, August 22, 1864. On Sunday, August 28, 1864, a skirmish took place here as fragments of the Federal 2nd Div., Army of the Cumberland, moved toward Jonesboro. The church has been rebuilt several times.
|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||Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 6:58pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 730357 N 3728270|
|Decimal Degrees||33.66940000, -84.51543333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 40.164', W 84° 30.926'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 40' 9.84" N, 84° 30' 55.56" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||770, 404|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3150 Fairburn Rd SW, Atlanta GA 30331, US|
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