Highway 80 Farmhouse, Jefferson County

Jefferson County GA Farmhouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Pioneer Farmhouse, Jefferson County

Jefferson County GA 19th Century Farmhouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

This likely dates to the late 19th-century.

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Farmhouse, Jefferson County

Jefferson County GA Abandoned Farmhouse Pyramidal Tin Roof Photogrpah Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Bark Camp Baptist Church, 1848, Burke County

Historic Bark Camp Baptist Church Burke County GA Antebellum Landmark Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Bark Camp Baptist, the 7th oldest Baptist church in Georgia, sprang from one of the oldest communities in Burke County. Bark Camp was named for the lean-to housing built by early cattlemen. The congregation was established around 1788, and the first of three structures preceding this one was built soon thereafter.

Bark Camp Baptist Church Burke County GA Landmark Sign Open to All Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

When you approach this historic building, you’ll notice this sign. In a time when churches are kept locked, it’s so refreshing to see that the stewards of this wonderful place want to share it with others.

Historic Bark Camp Baptist Church Burke County GA Interior View Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Once inside, you can’t help but be drawn into its history.

Historic Bark Camp Baptist Church Burke County GA Interior View Pulpit Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

A plaque placed by Jerry A. Maddox in 2005 notes that the prominent Methodist missionary, Dr. John Young Allen (below), preached here on 30 June 1878. A Burke County native, Dr. Allen served as missionary to China from 1860-1907, was a President of the Anglo-Chinese College in Shanghai, founded a home and school for girls, and founded and published Review of the Times (Wanguo Bangbao), the most influential Chinese periodical of the 19th century.

Dr John Young Allen Methodist Missionary to China Memorialized at Bark Camp Baptist Church Burke County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Many Burke County pioneers are buried in the cemetery adjacent to the church.

Historic Bark Camp Baptist Church Cemetery Burke County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

National Register of Historic Places

http://www.barkcampchurch.org/detailed-history.html

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Rural Landscape, Georgia Highway 56

Burke County GA Countryside Field Grasses November Clouds Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Folk Victorian, Midville

Midville GA Burke County Folk Victorian House F150 Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Midville Bonded Warehouse

Midville GA Burke County Bonded Warehouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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