Historic Markers Across Georgia

Site of Presbyterian Poplar

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Location: Poplar Drive (Georgia Route 17) 0.1 miles south of Alexander Dr., Washington, GA
County: Wilkes
Coordinates: N 33° 44.35    W 082° 43.933
  33.73916666    -82.73221666
Style: Carved Stone **
Waymark: None
Site of Presbyterian Poplar Marker
Photo by David Seibert


Site of Presbyterian Poplar

Two hundred feet east here was held the first ordination of a Presbyterian minister in Georgia, July 22, 1790, when John Springer was ordained and installed pastor of Smyrna, Providence and Washington churches by a Commission of the Presbytery of South Carolina composed of Rev. Robert Hall and Rev. Francis Cummins.

Site of Presbyterian Poplar
Photo by David Seibert