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Early County Historical Markers

Centerville United Methodist Church (Side 2)


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Centerville United Methodist Church (Side 2)
  • Location: 8 miles south of Blakely on Three Notch Rd. at Damascus-Hilton Rd

CENTERVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Ben Johnson and his wife, “Miss Ellie,” attended the DuBose Methodist Church located six miles away until they were caught in a rainstorm that frightened their house. In an attempt to get a church nearer home, Ben Johnson and Dick Mock rode for several days before finding someone to donate land for the church. Most of the land in the area was mortgaged because of the Civil War but Elias Harper deeded four acres to church trustees, Ben Johnson, Sam Roe Johnson and John King to be used for a church and a cemetery. “Miss Ellie” named it Centerville because it was in the middle of the community.

ERECTED BY THE THE CENTERVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH AND THE HISTORIC CHATTAHOOCHEE COMMISSION 1996