Guyton United Methodist Church, 1840s

Guyton Methodist Church Antebellum Landmark Conical Shake Steeple Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

To my knowledge, this is the only antebellum structure standing in Guyton. There was a Confederate hospital in the community and General William T. Sherman’s forces occupied the area in their approach to Savannah so I was intrigued to learn that this wonderful old church was somehow spared. I’d appreciate further information on its history. It’s known today as Guyton United Methodist Church.

Guyton Historic District, National Register of Historic Places


Filed under --EFFINGHAM COUNTY GA--, Guyton GA

7 responses to “Guyton United Methodist Church, 1840s

  1. Ramona Bartos

    It’s circa 1848-1850. My parents were married in this church. There are at least two other antebellum structures in Guyton, including my parents’ house. Thanks so much for all you are doing!

  2. Judy Donaghy

    Truly beautiful!

  3. whitey b

    Guyton umc began 1810 as part of circuit . find history on GOOGLE

  4. Surely the church has some info. Troops no doubt utilized the church for some purpose tho they may have used it for recuperating pts. rather than stabling horses as they did to the churches in Milledgeville.

  5. MaryJo Farling

    Hi Brian! Enjoying this immensely.

    Sent from my iPhone


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