Antioch Methodist Church, 1844, Clinch County

Historic Antioch Methodist Church Antebellum Chapel Clinch County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

With a choir of two and a congregation of five, the very survival of this little church is an inspiration. Built in 1844, it’s truly one of the most historic rural church buildings in South Georgia. I can only imagine the challenges faced by the Wiregrass pioneers who cleared longleaf pine and palmetto thickets to raise this chapel. Many of those men and women are buried in the adjoining cemetery. The congregation built a social hall behind the old church a few years ago and obviously take great pride in this special place.

Historic Antioch Methodist Church Clinch County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

I hope the United Methodist Church will work to further secure the site, as the congregation ages and grows smaller in number.

Historic Antioch Methodist Church Interior Clinch County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Historic Antioch Methodist Church Clinch County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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2 responses to “Antioch Methodist Church, 1844, Clinch County

  1. Wendell Theus

    HI BRIAN, WHAT A NEAT UNIQUE COUNTRY CHAPEL. GREAT PHOTOS ALSO. LOOKS VERY WELL CARED FOR & STILL USEFUL AFTER ALL THIS TIME. REMARKABLE. THANKS FOR YOUR DILIGENCE & GOOD WORK.

    • Lucy

      Hi Brian, this story about the church is inspiring. Our church has had a decline in attendance (and we are almost a 100 yr old church) but the fact that you all have a choir and still meet with just a few says, Praise the Lord, where two or more are gathered, the spirit of the lord is in their midst. Thank you for your story.

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