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Twiggs County Historical Markers

Rev. Vincent A. Tharp Home


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Rev. Vincent A. Tharp Home
  • Location: U.S. 80 about 1.5 miles south of Dry Branch, Ga. near the Twiggs-Bibb County line

REV. VINCENT A. THARP HOME (1809)

This historic house, built for Rev. V. A. Tharp by his sons, John and Charnick, with slave labor in 1809, is the oldest known house in Twiggs County, then Wilkinson. The Tharp family, who occupied this house-in-the-wilderness in 1811, helped to supply Baptist leadership in the surrounding area and the Ebenezer Baptist Assn. Baptist notables were guests in this hospitable home - Revs. Polhill, Franklin, Ross, Rhodes, Baker, McGinty, Mercer and others. In 1832 the property was sold to John Parker for $600. Later owners have been Joe Burkett, P.W. Martin and American Clay Co., and Stone Creek Baptist Church. The hand hewn timbers and logs remain in this pioneer landmark.

143-9 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1958