Historic Markers Across Georgia

The Rev. John Springer

Marker ID: GHM 157-29
Location: Ga 17 about 3.7 miles north of Washington, GA
County: Wilkes
Coordinates: N 33° 47.472    W 082° 45.43
  33.7912    -82.75716
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6RYD
The Rev. John Springer  Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


The Rev. John Springer, 1744-1798, distinguished minister and educator, is buried in the garden on this plantation, Walnut Hill. A graduate of Princeton, he taught there and at Hampden-Sydney, and was first rector of Cambridge College in South Carolina. He was a soldier of the American Revolution. Following his ordination to the ministry in 1790, his activities centered in Wilkes and adjoining counties, but he traveled widely, preaching the Gospel, often serving churches in south Carolina. He was several times Moderator of Presbytery, was President of Wilkes Academy, and held other offices of distinction.

GHM 157-29 Georgia Historical Commission 1958

The Rev. John Springer
Photo by David Seibert