M. E. Church, South, 1905, Marlow

historic marlow united methodist church effingham county ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

The South Georgia Conference notes: In 1884, Mr. Edward J. Purse deeded to the trustees one acre of land in the village of Marlow to be used as a place of worship for the MECS (Methodist Episcopal Church, South). However, it wasn’t until 1905, that Marlow was organized and the present sanctuary built using timber donated by the Presbyterians living in the area.  Known charter members were Mr. and Mrs. B. N. Shearouse, Mr. and Mrs. Dugger and A. J. Shearouse and family.  Among the first to join the church were O. Newton Mingledorff, Jr., and Mildred Shearouse in 1907. It’s still active as a United Methodist Church.


Filed under --EFFINGHAM COUNTY GA--, Marlow GA

2 responses to “M. E. Church, South, 1905, Marlow

  1. It is as pristine inside as outside. Heart pine floors, old pews, I used to go there some back in the early 90’s. Ice cold in the winter, and cardboard fans in the summer, even in the 90’s!

  2. Tom Robinson

    What a magnificent older Church, of our denomination; it appears to be in pristine and mint condition. I like the fact that a ramp has been a later addition – hopefully, both for older members and those with disabilities, too.

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