Historic Carswell Grove Baptist Church Lost to Arson


I’m sad to report that Carswell Grove Baptist Church, the centerpiece of one of Georgia’s most historic African-American congregations, was lost to arson on Sunday, 16 November 2014. I can only wonder what motivates such actions but since Carswell Grove has rebuilt in the past, I believe it will overcome this senseless tragedy. Deacon Palmer Lewis has been overseeing a renovation of this property for several years and is still hopeful for its future.



Filed under --JENKINS COUNTY GA--

5 responses to “Historic Carswell Grove Baptist Church Lost to Arson

  1. Kilby Hanna

    So saddened to hear this.

  2. lamar sanders

    Damn them to hell, whoever did it!

  3. Elizabeth D Howard

    How can anyone do such a horrible thing…..

  4. Debbie

    A terrible loss for the community and to all of us that enjoy American architecture.

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