Campground United Methodist Church, 1942, Bacon County

Historic Campground Methodist Church Bacon County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Situated in a grove of old Georgia pines, Campground is the oldest congregation in Bacon County and one of the earliest Methodist churches in the interior of South Georgia. Legend maintains that Bishop Asbury, “Prophet of the Long Road”, hitched his horse here around 1800. A granite marker placed in 1942 is the source of this information. That’s likely the date the present church was constructed. L. E. Pierce was the pastor at the time.

Advertisements

1 Comment

Filed under --BACON COUNTY GA--

One response to “Campground United Methodist Church, 1942, Bacon County

  1. Victor McGough

    Brian, next time you get to Dooly County, take a look at the Dooly County Campgrounds. It is quite something. I went to several “Camp Meetings” there followed by a picnic lunch provided by all the attendees. It is located out from Vienna on the Montezuma Highway before you get to Lily.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s