A small but active group of Episcopalians formed this congregation in the 1890s and built this church, their first and only permanent home, in 1898.
Dublin Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places
The South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church notes: In 1890, Mr. J.W. Warren gave land for a church. By 1893, a church and Sunday School of 50 members had been organized and a building had been erected. Rev. E.M. Wright was pastor in 1895. In 1904, a winter storm partially destroyed the building, and the following winter another storm completed the destruction. The present white frame building was erected in 1906, but its bell is from the original church.
Ken Smith writes: This church was built in 1919 and renovated last year (2009); originally there was a cupola, but it was removed for structural safety during the renovation. It was probably built from a standard design as there are two other churches in middle and south Georgia that I know of that are similar, one in Chauncey and the other in Parrott.
Philip Wilcher writes: Sadly, this unique landmark will soon be no more. Plans are to demolish this building by the end of 2020 in order to make way for the widening of Highway 441. Bluewater was founded in 1838, and the congregation first met in a log structure near the banks of Bluewater Creek, which I don’t know the location of. The church’s second building was built in 1881, a wooden structure that was located across the road from the current building in the vicinity of the church cemetery. The church has been meeting in the current building since 1922. The new building will be located across the road, just south of the church cemetery.