Summertown Baptist Church, Circa 1879

historic summertown baptist church photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

Summertown Baptist was originally constituted as the Baptist Church of Christ at Garbutt’s and later called Garbutt’s Baptist Church for its founder, George Garbutt.  G. W. Smith was the first pastor. The church covenant was adopted by George Garbutt, J. Ashley Brown, Seth Coleman, Hannah Rountree, and Mollie F. Brown, on 6 December 1879. This structure was moved to its present location in 1913 on land donated by Jere M. Snellgrove and Wilton Whitehead.

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One response to “Summertown Baptist Church, Circa 1879

  1. Sid Underwood

    wilton whitehead was my grt. uncle. my other grandfather, H.F. Kirkland was a deacon in this church for 75 years. He lived to be 100 years and 18 days old. I was married in this church. My mother was a member, and still is and my father was a member of the summertown methodist church. we went to both churches as children

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