Ruins of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Brooks County

mount pleasant baptist church brooks county ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

Thanks to Dan Blanton, I got to see this old church in its last days. It was an historic African-American congregation and was demolished by 2013.

brooks county ga mount pleasant baptist church photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

The church looked to have been in ruins for some time when I photographed it. I’m not sure if the congregation relocated or disbanded.

historic mount pleasant baptist church ruins brooks county ga photograph copyright brian brown vanising south georgia usa 2010

The earliest known burial in the cemetery dates to 1908, so I believe the church likely dates to that time.

historic mount pleasant baptist church brooks county ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

 

 

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