Longstreet United Methodist Church, Circa 1812, Bleckley County

Longstreet Methodist Church Bleckley County GA Landmark Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

The historic marker reads: Longstreet Methodist Church was organized around 1812 and the original building is still in use. Land for the church was given by Charles Walker, one of the five sons of George Walker, Revolutionary soldier and early settler. The sons built on a three and a half mile stretch of the “Federal Stage and Post Road” that became known as “Longstreet.” Two acres of land were given by Mr. Walker, one for a church and one for a school. The school was abandoned and its land reverted to the church. There is an old cemetery in the rear of the church.

Like nearby Evergreen Baptist, this church deserves listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The construction date is contemporary with the founding of the congregation.

Longstreet Methodist Church Antebellum Landmark Bleckley County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

There is a small cemetery behind the church, but few grave markers remain.

Longstreet Methodist Church 19th Century Headstones Bleckley County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

The larger marker on the left was placed by Jane Ann Walker in memory of her father, Curwell, Jordan. I believe the smaller headstone is the final resting place of Mrs. Walker, but it’s nearly unreadable.

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One response to “Longstreet United Methodist Church, Circa 1812, Bleckley County

  1. Vickie Black

    This is a pretty little church – brings to mind our beautiful little *church in the wildwood*, Fair Haven, in Jenkins County erected in 1846.

    On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 7:17 AM, Vanishing South Georgia Photographs by

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