Historic Markers Across Georgia

Clinton Methodist Church

Marker ID: GHM 084-1
Location: West edge of Clinton at the Dames Ferry Road
County: Jones
Coordinates: N 33° 0    W 083° 33.732
  33.00000234    -83.56219776
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6WT9
Clinton Methodist Church Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


This is the first Methodist church and the second church established in Jones Country. Land was appropriated in 1810 and July 14, 1821 a deep to the Clinton Methodist was made effective. The church was "a frame house of good dimensions with substantial stone steps of native granite.´´ A gallery for slaves was removed in 1897, The chandelier and brass wall brackets originally held kerosene lamps. This church was among the first to organize a foreign missionary society. Among the early pastors were Dr. Lovick Pierce and Rev. James Payne, 1836.


Clinton Methodist Church
Clinton Methodist Church
Photo by Ken Moser