Category Archives: Montezuma GA

Travelers Rest Methodist Church, 1890s, Macon County

Travelers Rest was an early community near the banks of the Flint River, settled circa 1830 as pioneers pushed westward in the Georgia interior. On land given by pioneer David Jones in 1836, the Methodists established a church and cemetery here, which they shared with Travelers Rest Baptist until that congregation built a new home, just steps away, in 1867. For many years they were referred to as twin churches.

Travelers Rest was incorporated as Bristol in 1838 but by the 1860s was supplanted in importance by the growing communities of Oglethorpe and Montezuma, a few miles distant. Since most members of Travelers Rest Methodist moved their letters to new congregations in those communities, the church was deeded to the Travelers Rest C. M. E. Church in 1884. The present structure was built circa 1890 by the African-Americans and hosted its last service in 1994. Graves of black and white members are scattered around the building, mostly obscured by vegetation today and in desperate need of attention.

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Walker House, 1927, Montezuma

Montezuma Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Craftsman Bungalow, Montezuma

Montezuma Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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McKenzie-Easterlin House, 1902, Montezuma

William Lee McKenzie came to Montezuma in 1844. He and his wife, Annie Harrison McKenzie, had five children. Mr. McKenzie was involved in the timber industry and hand-selected the boards for this house, which he built in 1902. Upon his death in 1937, the house was purchased (1939) by his daughter, Leah McKenzie. Miss McKenzie married Jasper Bennett Easterlin, Jr., and the family has remained in the home for over a century.

Montezuma Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Colonial Revival House, 1938, Montezuma

Montezuma Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Neoclassical Cottage, Montezuma

Montezuma Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Colonial Revival House, Circa 1900, Montezuma

Montezuma Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Folk Victorian Cottage, Montezuma

This gabled-ell cottage has strong Victorian accents, perhaps indicating it may have once had a Queen Anne appearance.

Montezuma Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

 

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Folk Victorian House, Montezuma

Real estate listings date this house to 1863, and if that’s correct it has been greatly expanded and modified. It might best be called an Eclectic Victorian, but its vernacular origins are quite evident.

Montezuma Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

 

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Craftsman Bungalow, Montezuma

Montezuma Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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