Shady Grove C. M. E. Church, 1911, Drayton

Shady Grove CME Church Drayton GA Dooly County Vernacular Architecture with Original Steeple African American Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

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

Shady Grove CME Church Drayton GA Dooly County Foundation Corner Stone September 1911 Reverend R. M. Mathews African American Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

The Christian Methodist Episcopals were founded in 1870 with the support of the white leaders of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.

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One response to “Shady Grove C. M. E. Church, 1911, Drayton

  1. Jesse M. Bookhardt

    Brian,
    The Shady Grove C.M.E. church makes a nice picture. That style of church is a common one in the South. When I was a child in our neck of the woods such churches were called “Colored Methodist Episcopal.” They were named that because they were attended by Black folk. This organization was established in 1870 but the name was changed in 1950 when C.M.E. was altered to reflect the new name of Christian Methodist Episcopal. Keep up your good work.

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