Ezekiel New Congregational Methodist Church, 1874, Ware County

Ezekiel New Congregational Methodist Church Carpenter Gothic Victorian Influenced Architecture Abandoned Beyond Repair Fire Destruction Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

This congregation was still active in 1974, when they held their centennial, but I don’t know when it disbanded, nor do I know when the fire damage that partially gutted the roof occurred.

Ezekiel New Congregational Methodist Church Carpenter Gothic Victorian Influenced Architecture Abandoned Beyond Repair Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

Ezekiel New Congregational Methodist, as well as the old Ruskin Church and the old Trinity Methodist in downtown Waycross (now demolished) are, in my opinion, all the work of the same builder.  J. Gregory Smith writes: “Once as a child, I marveled at a 10 foot rattle snake that was hung on a pole on the highway in front of the church. My grandmother, Mina Jordan Smith once ran a filling station and grocery in Dixie-Union . In later years. my cousin Twiman Smith ran a store just down the road.Good memories!!

See the other two here:

http://vanishingsouthgeorgia.com/2011/04/09/the-old-ruskin-church-circa-1890-2/

http://cdm.sos.state.ga.us:2011/cdm/singleitem/collection/vg2/id/15845/rec/5

Thanks to photographer Anna Gay Leavitt for helping me locate this church.

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7 responses to “Ezekiel New Congregational Methodist Church, 1874, Ware County

  1. J. Gregory Smith

    I believe this church was located on the north bound side of RT #1 between Waycross and Dixie-Union. I took a picture of the church before and after the fire while on my summer visits to my grandmother’s home. Once as a child, I marveled at a 10 foot rattle snake that was hung on a pole on the highway in front of the church. My grandmother, Mina Jordan Smith once ran a filling station and grocery in Dixie-Union . In later years. my cousin Twiman Smith ran a store just down the road.Good memories!!

  2. Judy Corley

    I am enjoying your new photos of St. Mary’s and Ware County, etc. So much of our Georgia landscape, buildings and customs are eroding away
    It is good to see the photos that will remind us of all the history we have lost.

  3. I sent an email to the Georgia Trust with a link to this little church. You never know……

  4. that almost looks like a schoolhouse with that top belfry.
    -Trish

  5. This is a beautiful little building. There is a large frame church in Waycross – I have some photos somewhere – that has similar elements. I’ll try to find. They are recent.

    • Is the church located IN Waycross, Chip? It could be the one I thought was demolished…I know the Ruskin church is almost a carbon copy of this one.

      • lonnie

        about 65 years ago as a young teenager i would see these churches often these pictures brought back fond memory of those by gone times ;;thanks for shairing with me ;;lonnie

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