Sardis Presbyterian Church - Coosa, GA
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N 34° 15.931 W 085° 22.718
16S E 649269 N 3792785
Quick Description: Sardis Presbyterian Church and Cemetery ** (added 2005 - District - #04001468) 7104 GA 20 NW, Coosa
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 9/8/2008 4:13:58 PM
Waymark Code: WM4MXG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 4

Long Description:

The marker reads as follows:

The first residence of missionaries sent in 1821 to establish the Turnip Mountain Mission to the Cherokees was located on this site, just north of the Cemetery wall. The mission, later known as Haweis, was built two miles to the east. Sardis Presbyterian Church was organized in November 1836. The first building, a log structure covered with plank, stood north of the Church. The present building was erected in 1855. The Sardis Brigade of the 6th Georgia Calvary was organized here May 9th 1861. Of the more than 235 graves in the Cemetery, 18 have been identified as those of Confederate veterans. The church became inactive in 1979 and in 1989 was deeded to the Sardis Preservation Society.

Placed on the National Register of Historic Places of the United States Department of the Interior January 2005
Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Sardis Presbyterian Church and Cemetery

Link to page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): [Web Link]

7104 GA 20 NW, Coosa

How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Plaque on building (Photo in gallery)

Optional link to narrative or database: Not listed

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