Historic Markers Across Georgia



Old Church



Marker ID: GHM 017-5
Location: Old Quaker Rd, about 6 mi S of Waynesboro, 1/4 mi W of Ga 24
County: Burke
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Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: None
 



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On this site Old Church was built during Revolutionary times. When St. George´s Parish, now Burke County, was created in 1758, a glebe of 47 acres was granted for this Anglican Church, known as St. George´s. When Waynesboro became the county seat in 1812, a proposal to use the timbers from Old Church for erecting a Court House was averted by a lawyer, Allen, who quoted, "My house shall be called a house of prayer, but ye have made it into a den of thieves." After 1830, for many years, it was a Methodist Church. Taken over and restored by the American Legion about 1930, Old Church was destroyed by fire in 1934.

GHM 017-5 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION



 
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Marker is missing