Historic Markers Across Georgia

First Presbyterian Church

Marker ID: WPA US 84 J-8
Location: West and Troupe Streets, Bainbridge, GA
County: Decatur
Coordinates: N 30° 54.308    W 084° 34.594
  30.905133    -84.57656
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6MCQ
First Presbyterian Church Marker
Photo by David Seibert


The First Presbyterian Church once stood here. It was a handsome building with a lofty ceiling vestibule and three sided gallery. The lot was one-half acre in size, cost $110 and was bounded by Troup, West and Crawford Streets. The congregation was large ans also wealthy. During 1861-1865 daily prayers were offered and the pastor, Col. James F. Dunlop, organized a company that fought valiantly in the Confederate Army. The Church was burned to the ground on Sunday morning Sept. 20, 1874 with the bell tolling the funeral knell.


First Presbyterian Church
Photo by David Seibert