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Subject: Re: [GAWILCOX] Mount Zion Churches
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 12:39:24 -0000
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The following is from HISTORY OF IRWIN COUNTY by J. B.Clements, page 486:
An act of the Legislatue approved January 26, 1850, incorporatd Mount Zion Church in Irwin County and appointed the following trustees, to wit: James L. Willcox, Miles Fitzgerald, Richard J. Young, James Mixon and Owen D. Mulkey. This church is known as Spectacle Church on account of two ponds of water which are divided by a strip of high land dividing them from which the name Spectacle was tiven. This church is still in existency at the same site and services are regularly conducted there. There are two very old cemeteries there, one for colored people and one for white. James L. Willcox, one of the pioneers of the county, is buried there.
A more detailed history is given in THE PASSING OF THE PINES:A HISTORY OF WILCOX COUNTY, GEORGIA, compiled by Mary Lou L. McDonald and Samuel Jordan Lawson III.
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