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Churches Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What was the first church in Milledgeville? Does it still exist today?

A:The Methodist Church was the first church established in Milledgeville in 1809 on the site of present-day Memory Hill Cemetery.

Q: What are some other early churches?

A:The Presbyterian Church was organized in June 1826; the building itself was constructed in 1828 on Statehouse Square. Flagg Chapel Baptist Church was founded by slave Wilkes Flagg in 1830. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church was completed in 1843 also on Statehouse Square.


Q: Where can I find more information on the First Presbyterian Church?

A: See Leola S. Beeson's Historical Sketch of the First Presbyterian Church of Milledgeville, Georgia.

Q: Where can I find more information on the First Methodist Church?

A: See The First Methodist Church-Methodism in Milledgeville, 1806-1973 by Arthur M. O'Neil and Eloise R. Turner.

Q: Where can I find more information on the First Baptist Church?

A: See T.E. Smith's History of the First Baptist Church of Milledgeville, Georgia, 1811-1975.

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