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Fulton County Historical Markers

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church


  • Source: Ed Jackson
  • Marker: St. Philip’s Episcopal Church
  • Location: Northeast corner of Washington St. and MLK, Jr. Ave. across street from the State Capitol, Atlanta

On this property in 1848 was erected and consecrated St. Philips Church, the first Episcopal Church in Atlanta. In 1882, a second, larger church building was built on this site. In 1904, Bishop C.K.Nelson took the church under his spiritual jurisdiction, and it was consecrated the Cathedral of St. Philip. It occupied this site until 1933, when a new Cathedral was erected on Peachtree Road.

[Untitled and uncredited marker erected in 2000 or 2001]