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Emmaus Primitive Baptist Church, Charlton County

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Located just south of St. George is this iconic church. The congregation dates to 1858.

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The artesian well-fed pump still works.

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The privy is one of two on the grounds, as there’s obviously no plumbing. I believe the church must still be used for homecomings and funerals, at least.

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The cemetery is nicely kept and is the final resting place of many pioneers of southernmost Georgia.

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Many members of Emmaus were Confederate veterans.

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Private Henry Gainey, Jr. Company G, 26th Georgia Infantry (1840 – 1864)

Private Gainey was likely killed in action, as his grave is marked with a Confederate Iron Cross. Beside his grave is that of another Gainey, probably his brother, who was in the Confederate service in nearby Florida.

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