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Name Pleasant Grove AME Church

Pleasant Grove African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church and Camp Meeting

Pleasant Grove AME Church was organized June 29, 1869 at Taylors Creek, GA. Rev. Piner Martin was the first pastor. The first church, a small frame house, was named AME Church of the USA. Sixteen acres of land were later purchased to build a larger church named Pleasant Grove. Trustees were Sa Frasier, Syrus Smiley, Sam Martin and Sol Smith.

The U.S. Government purchased the original church site to establish Camp Stewart in 1941. In 1943 a new church was built on Highway 38 in Allenhurst, GA. Rev. Garfield Jackson was pastor. R.W. Bacon, J.F. Slater, W.A. Frasier, I.S. Frasier comprised the Building Committee.

The Pleasant Grove Camp Meeting is recognized as the sole event reuniting African American families of the Taylors Creek, Wille, Cypress Slash, Strum Bay and other disbanded communities. For those former residents Camp Meeting is the "tie that binds."

Erected in 2003 by The Liberty County Historical Society

(Located at 1450 Oglethorpe Hwy West (US 84) in Hinesville, 31.794617, -81.607367)

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Area Hinesville
Location 1450 Oglethorpe Hwy W (US 84)
Website http://georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu/gahistmarkers/pleasantgroveAMEhistmarker.htm
Placed By Liberty County Historical Society
Date Placed 2003
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