|142 Memorial Drive|
Postal Code: 30631
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Directions from From I-20 East: Take Exit #148/Crawfordville/Sparta 0.4 miles, turn left on Sparta Road Southeast (GA-22) 2.0 miles, turn right on Broad Street Northwest (GA-278) 0.8 miles, turn left on Monument Street 0.2 miles, turn right on Park Street, turn left on Memorial Street.
This, the first Protestant Church in the Taliaferro area and originally called Bethel, was established in 1802 by Rev. Jesse Mercer and Rev. James Matthews on land given by William James, one of Georgia´s largest planters. The first pastor was Rev. James Robertson; first deacons were John Walker and Etheldred Wilder. Known widely for its liberal-ity, this church granted the use of its building to other denominations while their churches were being organized. Many fiery political speeches have been made in the church building. The present structure was erected in 1889.