Jackson’s Baptist Church, Washington County

Jacksons Baptist Church Washington County GA Gothic Inspired Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This congregation was established in 1826 and was the church home to many Washington County pioneers.

Jacksons Baptist Church Washington County GA Sandersville Stained Glass Door Panel Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Some of the earliest settlers of the area are buried in this historic cemetery.

Jacksons Baptist Church Cemetery Washington County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This fieldstone family plot enclosure is likely one of the oldest features of the cemetery, though I was unable to read any names.

Jacksons Baptist Church Washington County GA Cemetery Fieldstone Plot Enclosure Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

The Harman headstones are the oldest in Jackson’s Baptist Cemetery.

Jacksons Baptist Church Washington County GA Cemetery William N Harman Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

William N. Harman (1779?- 20 March 1848)

Jacksons Baptist Church Washington County GA Cemetery Lucy W Harman Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Lucy W. Harman (1779?-September 1843)

Jacksons Baptist Church Washington County GA Cemetery James Rogers Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

James Rogers (1 November 1807-5 June 1860)

Jacksons Baptist Church Washington County GA Cemetery Julia Frances Riddle Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Julia Frances Riddle (1858-1882)

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2 responses to “Jackson’s Baptist Church, Washington County

  1. Nfutral

    We drove by today and were stunned to see they had removed the “crenellations” and flattened the top of this entryway. They seem to be framing a roof support for more green metal roofing. It will be a simple front gable design from what I could tell. Maybe the tower top was a maintenance issue, but I loved this funky little church.

    • I hate to hear this. I can’t imagine why they would remove them, unless there’s a safety issue. I love this church, too, and will miss the crenellations.

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