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Landsburg United Methodist Church, 1902, Wheeler County

In 1884, a small Methodist congregation began meeting near Landsburg in a log structure. They relocated to to this location sometime thereafter and built the present church which is still in use today.

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Christ Episcopal Church, 1898, Dublin

A small but active group of Episcopalians formed this congregation in the 1890s and built this church, their first and only permanent home, in 1898.

Dublin Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Tornado Damage at Young’s Chapel, Ben Hill County

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Young’s Chapel has been one of my favorite places since I first discovered it over ten years ago. I drive out from Fitzgerald nearly every time I’m home just to check on it. Though I have no connections to the church, I’ve always felt at home when I visit. It’s the kind of place that has that effect on many. On one of those recent trips, I was heartbroken when I saw the damage done by a tornado which passed through in January. As if this special little church needed anything else working against it.

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Luckily, Matt Brown recently rescued the pews before vandals could steal or destroy them. They were gone before the tornado came through.

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Talk of restoration has been ongoing, but in light of the recent damage it will be an even more difficult task, perhaps impossible.

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Brinson United Methodist Church, 1901, Decatur County

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The origins of this church can be traced to the Spring Creek Mission, organized in 1867. A crude log building served as the first church.  In 1871, the congregation adopted the name of Mt. Zion and a second structure of frame construction was built. The third and present building dates to 1901.

Brinson Family Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Mars Hill Christian Church, 1906, Decatur County

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St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1885, Bainbridge

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One of several churches in Bainbridge’s residential historic district, St. John’s is a personal favorite. It’s the oldest church building in continuous use in Decatur County.

Bainbridge Residential Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Piedmont Primitive Baptist Church, Calvary

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This historic congregation was established on 28 August 1828.

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