Bickley United Methodist Church, 1890s, Ware County

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The South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church notes: This church was organized on March 25, 1888, under the oak trees at the home of William Manning Denton, with Rev. J. G. Ahern as pastor.  The earliest members brought their own cowhide-bottom chairs to meet under the oak trees.  The original building was made from wood sawed from logs at Denton Sawmill and the same building is still in use, having been remodeled in 1935, 1954 and 1976…

No specific date for the construction is noted, but it would be safe to assume that it was built within a few years of the organization, sometime in the early 1890s.

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