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Tennille Baptist Church, 1903, Washington County

Organized on 24 March 1876, Tenille Baptist began construction on this church in 1900; it was completed in 1903. It’s significant as the only religious structure designed by Charles E. Choate and is a most impressive example of Gothic design.

National Register of Historic Places

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Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1890, Warthen

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Constituted in 1790, Bethlehem Baptist’s congregation is thought to be the oldest in Washington County. It was first known as the Church of Christ on Cag Creek (now Keg Creek). It later relocated and was known as Williamson Swamp Meeting House. When they finally moved to Warthen in 1795, they welcomed the members of Paley Church and the old Cag Creek Church and became Bethlehem. The old wooden church burned in 1890 and was replaced with the present structure.

Warthen Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Warthen United Methodist Church, 1886

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Tom Warthen gave the land upon which this church was built in 1886, as his new wife was Methodist and there was no such church in the area.

Warthen Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Dixon’s Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Washington County

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As of 2019, this church has collapsed. Thanks to Nancy Futral for the update.

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Harrison Springs Baptist Church, Washington County

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Ohoopee Baptist Church, Washington County

Ohoopee Baptist Church Washington County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This historic congregation dates to 1792 and was home to some of the earliest settlers in this area of Georgia.

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Jackson’s Baptist Church, Washington County

Jacksons Baptist Church Washington County GA Gothic Inspired Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This congregation was established in 1826 and was the church home to many Washington County pioneers.

Jacksons Baptist Church Washington County GA Sandersville Stained Glass Door Panel Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Some of the earliest settlers of the area are buried in this historic cemetery.

Jacksons Baptist Church Cemetery Washington County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This fieldstone family plot enclosure is likely one of the oldest features of the cemetery, though I was unable to read any names.

Jacksons Baptist Church Washington County GA Cemetery Fieldstone Plot Enclosure Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

The Harman headstones are the oldest in Jackson’s Baptist Cemetery.

Jacksons Baptist Church Washington County GA Cemetery William N Harman Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

William N. Harman (1779?- 20 March 1848)

Jacksons Baptist Church Washington County GA Cemetery Lucy W Harman Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Lucy W. Harman (1779?-September 1843)

Jacksons Baptist Church Washington County GA Cemetery James Rogers Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

James Rogers (1 November 1807-5 June 1860)

Jacksons Baptist Church Washington County GA Cemetery Julia Frances Riddle Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Julia Frances Riddle (1858-1882)

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