Tag Archives: Churches of Laurens County GA

Browning Wesleyan Methodist Church, Laurens County

I’m very interested in learning more about this church, near Rentz, as I have Browning relatives from this area.

As was common tradition at one time, the church is named for a Browning family who gave the land, but that is about all I know.

The Wesleyan Methodists were a splinter from the Methodist Episcopal Church of the era.

I believe the church was built between 1910-1930.

The building has been compromised by termites and weather and is therefore very endangered.

Thanks to Stephanie Miller for making me aware of this beautiful old church.

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Carter’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 1901, Laurens County

Carer’s Chapel was established  in 1885 and named for Mrs. Edith Calhoun Carter, one of its earliest members. The original building was located across the road. I believe the present structure dates to circa 1901.


Filed under --LAURENS COUNTY GA--, Dublin GA

Christ Episcopal Church, 1898, Dublin

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


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Dexter United Methodist Church, 1906, Laurens County

Dexter Methodist Church Laurens County GA Vernacular Gothic Architecture Stained Glass Windows Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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.

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Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Laurens County

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Laurens County GA Landmark Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Thanks to Debbie Williams Griggers, who grew up attending services here, for suggesting this beautiful old country church near Dexter. It’s presently undergoing an expansion at the rear of the main sanctuary.

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Pine Level Missionary Baptist Church, Minter


Reverend Art McClain, Sr., was just getting ready for services when I stopped by for this shot. He was very kind in allowing me to photograph the church. The parking lot filled up quickly.



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First Baptist Church, 1919, Cadwell

historic cadwell first baptist church photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

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.

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Bluewater Baptist Church, 1921, Laurens County

historic bluewater baptist church laurens county ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

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.


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