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Bronwood United Methodist Church, 1883, Terrell County

From the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church: Camp meetings held at Coney’s Head on Kinchfoonee Creek in the 1850s inspired the organization of Salem Church and the erection of a building in 1857 on land purchased from Thomas Caldwell. When the new church, Brown’s Station, was built in 1883, Salem’s membership declined and its building was sold to the African Methodist Church. Bronwood Church is of virgin pine cut from the area forests…

 

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Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, 1960, Dawson

This congregation was organized in 1957 and services were held in the Dawson Woman’s Clubhouse until the church was completed in 1960. It was designed by Edward Vason Jones, a prominent architect of his day.

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Herod, Georgia

Herod GA Church Precinct House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

This little crossroad has quite an interesting history. Herod Town was one of the last remaining Indian villages in this section before European settlement. Local legend maintains that when General Andrew Jackson and his troops came through here en route to the Seminole Wars in Florida in 1818, they met with the village chief, “Old Herod” and were on friendly terms with him.

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Herod Baptist Church, 1891

Herod Baptist Church Terrell County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

I always look forward to seeing this beautiful old church when I’m in the area.

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Parrott United Methodist Church, 1892, Terrell County

Historic Parrott Methodist Church Terrell County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

One of Southwest Georgia’s most beautiful and well-maintained historic churches, the congregation of Parrott Methodist was formed after tent meetings by visiting pastors in 1891 sparked an interest in building a permanent church home. Land for the church was donated by Parrott’s namesake, John L. Parrott.

Parrott Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Parrott Baptist Church, 1920, Terrell County

Historic Parrott Baptist Church Terrell County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

Parrott Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Cook Street, Parrott

Cook Street Parrott GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

Parrott Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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