Historic Mt. Gilead

Historic Mt. Gilead (HMTTX)

Location: Atlanta, GA 30331 Fulton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 40.164', W 84° 30.926'

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Methodist Church

One 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
Marker Number060-111A
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 6:58pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 730357 N 3728270
Decimal Degrees33.66940000, -84.51543333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 40.164', W 84° 30.926'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 40' 9.84" N, 84° 30' 55.56" W
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Area Code(s)770, 404
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3150 Fairburn Rd SW, Atlanta GA 30331, US
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