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Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, 1887, Early County

 

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Though sided with asbestos today, the exterior of this church would have originally looked just like the interior, as seen below. The congregation dates to 28 September 1887, though I’m not sure when the church was built.

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It’s set on fieldstone pillars.

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Cedar Springs Pentecostal Church

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Janet Megahee Hudson writes: This was once the First United Methodist Church of Cedar Springs. My grandparents attended: George Earle and Edna Clare Sheffield Megahee.

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White Pond Free Will Baptist Church, Early County

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Hilton Methodist Church, 1890, Early County

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A 1994 historic marker placed by the Historic Chattahoochee Foundation and the church reads: The Hilton Methodist Episcopal Church, South was organized in 1850. The first church was erected one mile southwest of Hilton on the Lower River Road. This structure was sold after the Civil War and services were then conducted in an arbor. E. Hilton deeded land to the church trustees for the present site on November 1, 1889. The pegged-frame building for the Hilton United Methodist Church was built in 1890 and the social hall was added in 1973.

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Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 1916, Blakely

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An excellent history of the church can be found here.

Blakely Court Square Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Blakely Methodist Church, 1901

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The Methodists first organized in Blakely in 1853 by the circuit riding reverend Ira Cook. The first church building was located on Court Square and was shared with the Presbyterians. The congregation grew rapidly over the next half century and the present church was constructed in 1901. The church history is quite interesting.

 

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