Category Archives: Hatley GA

Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Circa 1904, Crisp County

Crisp County GA Hatley Area Vernacular Church Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Other than having been told that this was a black congregation, I spent over ten years trying to identify this church. Thanks to a post to my Vanishing Georgia group on Facebook by Tony Cantrell, I am now confident that it is the original home of the Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, which is now known as New Oak Grove Missionary Baptist and located in Cordele. That church was established in 1940, so perhaps this was used by another congregation from 1904 until that date.

Crisp County GA Hatley Area Unidentified Vernacular Church Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

“Tar paper” churches were once common but now most are gone.

Crisp County GA Tar Paper Church Photogaph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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Abandoned Church, Crisp County

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This African-American church is located off Georgia Highway 90 near the Hatley community.

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Hatley United Methodist Church, 1926, Crisp County

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