Little Rock Church & Camp, Wheeler County

Little Rock Church Camp Ground Wheeler County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

I haven’t been able to locate any history about this site, as yet, but it’s a nice example of a “camp ground” where outdoor preaching and singing would have taken place. This one is a bit plainer than most, but a great survivor.

Little Rock Tabernacle Wheeler County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

These pavilions, sometimes called tabernacles, are much less common than they once were, but most congregations do their best to preserve them when possible.

Little Rock Church Campground Wheeler County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

I’m not sure what purpose the building to right of the church served, but it may have been a social hall.

Little Rock Church Wheeler County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

Thanks to Paul Wetherington for suggesting this location.

 

 

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4 responses to “Little Rock Church & Camp, Wheeler County

  1. Sharon Roberson Dalton

    I lived across from the tabernacle for many years with my husband and where my first child was born. Every summer they would have church for a week and always the last day which would be Sunday we would always have a big lunch everyone would bring a covered dish . I went to church again for the last time a few years ago Rodney McCant was the last pastor that I know of was there.My husband is buried there along with his mother and alot more family members.

  2. Shawn Roberson

    I can remember going to camp meetings there as a very young child with my Granny and cousins. I remember the fresh woodchip smell. The woodchips were put down for the flooring at the camp meets. We would play in the tabernacle during the summer months. To many memories to type.
    The building to the right of the church is where the preacher would stay.
    We have most all of our family buried in the cemetery across the road.

  3. Sara Widener-Harper

    Wow, I live not far up the road and drive through here every day. My great-grandmother is buried there. Sure wish I knew more about it though. I don’t know any of our family that ever went there so wonder why that cemetery?

  4. vanne hanisch-godoy

    A nice piece of history. The white churches are lovely looking !!! Have you walked through the old church, and felt the people who used to go there??

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