Tag Archives: South Georgia African-American History & Culture

Lizzie Chapel, Peach County

Ann Chamlee made this photograph in 1989. A newer structure stands on this site, near the Powersville community, and this historic African-American church is presumed to be long gone. Like Jordan Chapel A. M. E. in Haddock, Lizzie Chapel was likely used by the community for various purposes.

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Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Pulaski County

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September 3, 2020 · 6:21 PM

Rocky Mount C. M. E. Church, Garden Valley

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Byrom Chapel C.M.E. Church, Byromville

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Filed under --DOOLY COUNTY GA--, Byromville GA

Unidentified Church, Byromville

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Folk Victorian Cottage, Byromville

This small gabled-ell cottage is a great example of the Folk Victorian style.

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Vernacular House, Westwood

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Filed under --BEN HILL COUNTY GA--, Fitzgerald GA, Westwood GA

West Side Church of God, Westwood

This is one of two abandoned churches in Westwood.

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West Point Missionary Baptist Church, Westwood

West Point Baptist Church is an historic African-American congregation in the Westwood community of Fitzgerald. Westwood was populated by skilled African-American machinists, most of whom worked in the nearby Atlantic Coast Line Railroad shops. It’s interesting that the establishment of the church predates the settlement of Fitzgerald and the location of the railroad by nearly 20 years. The present structure was built in 1972.

The church, which is the center of the Westwood community today, recently lost its well-loved and long serving pastor, Reverend Willie B. Pride (1938-2020).

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Eden Baptist Church, Jefferson County

This historic African-American congregation dates to 1885. Reverend Andrew Wilkerson was the first pastor.

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