Historic Markers Across Georgia

Pierce Memorial Methodist Church

Marker ID: GHM 121-37
Location: 1441 Jackson Road, Augusta, GA
County: Richmond
Coordinates: N 33° 28.333    W 082° 4.151
  33.47222    -82.06918
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM78KA
Pierce Memorial Methodist Church Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


One of the early Methodist Churches in this section, Pierce Memorial was first called Rocks Church, then Pierce Chapel for Bishop George F. Pierce, leading Georgia Methodist. The first building was erected across the road by slave labor soon after 1800.The old cemetery bears mute testimony to the age of this church. Plantation owners came by carriage and other modes of conveyance to worship, accompanied by their slaves. Many descendants of the first families still attend. Among outstanding early pastors were Rev. J.V.M. Morris and Rev. W.I. Delph, Confederate veterans.

GHM 121-37 Georgia Historical Commission 1958

Pierce Memorial Methodist Church
Pierce Memorial Methodist Church
Photo by Ken Moser