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Mt. Dollaway A. M. E. Church, Telfair County

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Sharon Baptist Church, 1936, Telfair County

Sharon Baptist Church Telfair County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

The Sharon congregation dates back to some of the earliest pioneers of Telfair County, organized in 1837 by the Reverend James W. Williamson. The present building, sided with granitoid, was built during the height of the Great Depression, in 1936, a testament to the devotion and resolve of this historic congregation. Members of the building committee were: Graham Clark, Maggie Clark, Dr. J. K. Fussell, Dr. T. D. Fussell, J. B. Jeffries, W. H. Harrell, Bill Maloy, Dr. C. J. Maloy, D. H. Maloy, Dr. D. W. F. Maloy, J. C. Maloy, Dr. J. W. Maloy, Sam Nicholson, W. S. Tedders, Colonel J. K. Whaley, W. A. Willcox, and  J. G. Williamson. W. L. Maloy was Clerk and Deacons were: A. E. Cook, Will Cheek, Dr. J. K. Fussell, T. F. Fussell, J. H. Maloy and W. S. Tedders.

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Bethel United Methodist Church, 1957, China Hill

Bethel United Methodist Church China Hill GA Telfair County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Bethel was organized in 1881. It was not originally known as Bethel and was located in a different location. Services were first held in a one-room schoolhouse but the congregation moved to this location, built a more permanent church and adopted the name Bethel. A tornado destroyed the church in April 1957 and the present structure was constructed soon thereafter.

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Mt. Zion Methodist Church, Telfair County

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Telfair County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Located on one of the highest hills in Telfair County, Mt. Zion church traces its roots to area pioneers. The large cemetery features many historic grave sites.

Weeping Angel Monumental Gravestone Art Marble Cobb Family Plot Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Telfair County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014James & Mary L. Cobb family

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemtery Telfair County GA Mary Cravey Headstone Rock of Ages Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014Mary E. Cravey

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Shelton Chapel United Methodist Church, 1902, Telfair County

Sheltons Chapel Methodist Church Telfair county georgia moss covered oak arbor photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2014

This historic church is located a few miles from Lumber City. The marker notes that the church is named for Reverend Charles I. Shelton (1787 – 1871) who was instrumental in organizing the congregation. He is buried at Blockhouse Cemetery. The first building was of crude log construction. It was located two miles north of the Ocmulgee River and was replaced with another log structure sometime before the Civil War. The present structure was built on the site of the second church in 1902.

Sheltons Chapel Historic Methodist Church Telfair county georgia moss covered oak arbor photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2014

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First Baptist Church, 1908, McRae

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This congregation was organized in 1880.

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McRae Presbyterian Church, 1903

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