Nineteen twenty-five marked the hundredth anniversary of the Methodist Church’s work in Hawkinsville. The people called Methodists are connected with the very beginning of our city. It was in 1821 that the Georgia legislature authorized two Methodist laymen to erect a ferry line across the Ocmulgee River from land they owned in Hartford to the present site of Hawkinsville. It was a Methodist merchant that opened the first store inside the present city’s incorporate limits. It was a Methodist minister that first came as a regular preacher to Hawkinsville. The First Methodist Church congregation was the first Christian church to be organized in the village. The first church edifice to be erected in Hawkinsville was that of the Methodist congregation, built prior to 1832 and located on the corner of North Dooly and First Streets. Hawkinsville was a regular preaching appointment on the Houston Circuit in 1825.
History of First Methodist Church, Pulaski County, Georgia
MLA Source Citation:Baggott, Rev. J. L. History of Pulaski County Georgia. Daughters of American Revolution. 1935. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 29 August 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/georgia/history-of-first-methodist-church-pulaski-county-georgia.htm - Last updated on Sep 1st, 2012
Contribute to the Conversation!
Our "rules" are simple. Keep the conversation on subject and mind your manners! If this is your first time posting, we do moderate comments before we let them appear... so give us a while to get to them. Once we get to know you here, we'll remove that requirement.
You must be logged in to post a comment.