Tornado Damage at Young’s Chapel, Ben Hill County

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Young’s Chapel has been one of my favorite places since I first discovered it over ten years ago. I drive out from Fitzgerald nearly every time I’m home just to check on it. Though I have no connections to the church, I’ve always felt at home when I visit. It’s the kind of place that has that effect on many. On one of those recent trips, I was heartbroken when I saw the damage done by a tornado which passed through in January. As if this special little church needed anything else working against it.

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Luckily, Matt Brown recently rescued the pews before vandals could steal or destroy them. They were gone before the tornado came through.

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Talk of restoration has been ongoing, but in light of the recent damage it will be an even more difficult task, perhaps impossible.

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2 responses to “Tornado Damage at Young’s Chapel, Ben Hill County

  1. AJ

    So very sad! Reminds me of the loss of Old Ebenezer Church in our area.

  2. Such a shame. I can see that it was a beautiful old church with many memories inside. I know what you mean about a “favorite place” as I have a few myself and several of them are old churches.

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