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The Common Road of the English Following Old Indian Trail
Chivers Plantation & Store
The Church of the Purification - Locust Grove Academy
Confederate Gun Shop
Crawfordville Academy Alexander Stephens Institute
Crawfordville Baptist Church
Crawfordville Methodist Church
Brig. Gen. Aaron Grier, Grave
Robert Grier, Astronomer
Indian Mounds
Richard Malcolm Johnston, Childhood Home
Roselle Mercier Montgomery
Old Tavern Site
Ray's Place Now Raytown
Raytown Methodist Church
South Liberty Presbyterian Church
Alexander Hamilton Stephens, Birthsite
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Crawfordville Methodist Church
Georgia Historical Marker Seal

  This church, originally known as "Bird's Chapel," was founded in 1826 as the first church in the newly formed town of Crawfordville. It was an outgrowth of the now defunct Powder Creek Meeting House near Sandy Cross, which came into existence about 1805. "Bird's Chapel" was ministered to by the Rev. Williamson Bird, Jr., who built and lived in the house now known as "Liberty Hall," the home of Alexander Hamilton Stephens. This chapel, originally located at the corner of what is now Jackson and Askin Streets, was later moved closer in to town for the convenience of its members. It was disbanded just before the War Between the States due to the moving away of many of its members, but was reformed by the Rev. Allen Thomas, in 1867, on the southwest corner of the Liberty Hall lawn on land donated by Alexander H. Stephens. By 1911, this old church was outgrown and a new and larger building was built a half-block north of this present site; that building was destroyed by a cyclone in 1918. The present building of Greek Colonial design, was erected in 1920.

Located at Alexander and Moore Streets in Crawfordville, Georgia

GHM 131-20. 1956

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