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Banks County Historical Markers

Mt. Pleasant Church


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Mt. Pleasant Church
  • Location: Ga 51 west of Damascus Rd (old Ga 184) east of Homer

MT. PLEASANT CHURCH

In 1780 a group of people, Garrisons and Wilmonts, met on top of the hill behind the church, built a platform between two trees, and held a religious meeting. This small gathering, and the statement that it was pleasant to worship on the mountain, led to the building of the first Mt. Pleasant Church, a log structure. The present one, built in 1883, is on land given by John Wilmont. A large wooden arbor with small cabins around, used until 1885, was erected on the church grounds for annual camp meetings. Many outstanding people have gone out from this church - teachers, doctors, preachers, merchants, bankers, nurses.

006-7 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956