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Harris County Historical Markers

Whitesville Methodist Episcopal Church


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Whitesville Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Location: At the church on Pine Lake Road in Whitesville

WHITESVILLE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, SOUTH

The Methodist church in Whitesville had its origins about 1828 in meetings held at the home of Reuben Mobley. The First methodist Church was founded in the early 1830s and by 1837 the decision was made to erect a church for the growing congregation on land donated by a trustee. The first church was used until 1854, when the current building was completed. This was the early church of Rev. William Jackson Callahan, a 1891 Emory graduate who was a missionary in Japan. Rev. Charles L. Allen, later pastor of Grace methodist Church in Atlanta and well-known author, preached his first sermon here. The Whitesville methodist Church has been actively in use as a Methodist church since its dedication.

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ERECTED BY THE HISTORIC CHATTAHOOCHEE COMMISSION AND WHITESVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2002