Long Pond Methodist Church, 1877

Historic Long Pond Methodist Church Montgomery County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

Long Pond is a real treasure. It retains its two historic churches, an old school house and store. Most places like this have long disappeared and are nothing more than a name on a map, but not so Long Pond, where history is truly appreciated. When the congregations of this church and its neighbor, Long Pond Baptist, got too small to sustain services, the community came together and decided to meet in both houses of worship on alternating schedules. Both congregations date to 1802, when Montgomery County was filled with pioneer settlers taming Georgia’s interior.

Historic Long Pond Methodist Church Photo Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

I first went to Long Pond in February of 2012. At that time I met Mr. James Fowler, to whom I’m grateful for sharing  the history of this wonderful place, and for granting me access to it’s beautiful interior. He was a true Southern gentleman, of the kind you never find anymore. His charisma and love for this place and the surrounding area was inspiring.

historic long pond methodist church interior photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

I hope someone in the community will work to place this church, as well as the Baptist Church, on the National Register of Historic Places.

long pond methodist church pews photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

 

4 Comments

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4 responses to “Long Pond Methodist Church, 1877

  1. MARVIN M MADDOX

    Greetings
    My family has lived in Longpond area since 1810
    Williams family

  2. MARVIN M MADDOX

    My Great Great Great Grandparents went to the Church.
    Fannie Washington Williams 1842
    Great Great Grandmother
    Dolly Williams Cooper. 1885

  3. Joyce carver

    Leon Davis, Hurbert Johnson, Lewayne Peebo Davis, and Joyce Carver rebuilt the steeple on this church in 1983.

  4. Susan

    Beautiful!! What wonderful people to keep and honor these treasures!!
    Thank you for sharing it with us.

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