Tag Archives: Churches of Burke County GA

First Baptist Church, Midville

This congregation was organized in 1877 by Reverend James M. Cross and Francis A. Jones.

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Midville United Methodist Church, 1939, Burke County

This church was organized on 18 March 1876. I believe the present structure is an expansion and remodeling of the original wooden church building, dating to 1878. From 1932-1939, Ralph Herman Sandeford oversaw the modernization.


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Bethesda United Methodist Church, 1935, Burke County

Bethesda was organized in 1827 but no records of its early history survive. A wood frame church was built in 1856 but was destroyed by fire in 1924. The congregation met in the local schoolhouse until 1935. Since the school had been donated to the church, the decision was made to raze it in 1935 and salvage its timbers to build the present structure.

The church is connected by a breezeway to a smaller, nearly identical social hall.


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Corinth Christian Church, 1898, Burke County

Corinth was established in 1896 and met in member’s homes and other locations until building this church in 1898. It’s located near Girard.


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First Presbyterian Church, 1884, Waynesboro

Dating to the colonial era, the First Presbyterian Church of Waynesboro was founded in 1760 with the establishment of a church on Briar Creek (Episcopalian) and another on Walnut Branch.  The present church grew out of the union of these two churches in 1812. The present structure, the third to serve the congregation on this site, was dedicated in 1884.

Waynesboro Historic District, National Register of Historic Places


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Mt. Zion C. M. E. Church, Shell Bluff


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St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 1895, Waynesboro

The congregation was founded in 1889 and the church built in 1895.

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