Salem Primitive Baptist Church, 1859, Adel

Salem Primtive Baptist Lime Sink Church Adel GA Oldest Church in Cook County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

A marker placed on the church by the John Howell, Sr. Chapter of the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century notes that this is the oldest church in Cook County. Constituted in July 1859, it was known for many years as the Lime Sink Church, for the mysterious lake located adjacent to the property and historically used by the congregation for baptisms. The so-called lime sink is a mystery because its source is unknown and analysis has never found any lime at the site.


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One response to “Salem Primitive Baptist Church, 1859, Adel

  1. brendaseabrooke

    Maybe from limestone underpinnings? How about a pic of the lake?

    Sent from my iPhone

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