The foundation stone reads: Shady Grove, C. M. E. Church, Draton (Misspelled) , Ga. Built Sept. 1911 By Reverend R. M. Mathews.
Pastor, Rev. Lee O’ Neal; L. H. Holsey, D. D.; Bishop C. M. Cross; Committee G. W. McKenzie, J. F. Key, T. F. Little, Tom Jones
The Christian Methodist Episcopals were founded in 1870 with the support of the white leaders of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.