Tag Archives: South Georgia Churches

Union United Methodist Church, 1883, Taylor County

The South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church notes: Before the Civil War, when services were discontinued, the congregation worshiped in a building about one mile north of the present church. Following the war, Rev. James Hayes, a local Methodist preacher, began holding services once monthly in the old Primitive Baptist Church building. The congregation met there until the spring of 1883 when the present church was completed. The old building was used as a school until it burned in 1896. Some of the impetus for the establishment of this church came from the Hays Camp Ground which may have begun holding services as early as 1840. It continued until 1896, building a large tabernacle in 1875…

Apparently, the steeple is a relatively recent addition.

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Midway Baptist Church, Fickling Mill

Midway Baptist was organized in 1873 just around the corner from historic Fickling Mill. Founding members include the Peterman, Gaultney, Mosely, and Goodwin families.

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Mauk United Methodist Church, Taylor County

Typical of Georgia’s rural churches, Mauk United Methodist derives its beauty from the simplicity of its construction. I haven’t been able to locate any history of the church.

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Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Pulaski County

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Beech Springs Methodist Church, 1897, Twiggs County

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Friendship Baptist Church, Twiggs County

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Liberty Hill Methodist Church, 1953, Twiggs County

Liberty Hill Church was organized in the vicinity of Myrick’s Mill in 1871 and their first church home was constructed in 1872. It was destroyed by a tornado on 30 April 1953 and the present structure was built during the same year, holding services by Christmas Day. The congregation does not appear to be active at the present time.

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

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Snow United Methodist Church, 1903, Dooly County

The South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church gives some background on the history of this community: The need for a church was discussed during a gathering of neighbors in Mrs. Tilly Crumpler’s home prior to 1833. These people searched for a site near a good water supply which was difficult in an area not near a river or creek. This group found some boiling springs of white sand that reminded them of snow, so the place was called Snow Springs*. The first structure was a brush arbor used primarily as a summer camp meeting place. Next, a log structure was built and a deed for eight acres of land was given by Brother Taylor. The first Bible was presented by Mrs. Vickers. A wooden structure replaced the log building prior to the Civil War. The present building was constructed in 1902-1903. The stained glass windows are original but were reframed during the 1950s. Sunday school rooms were added in the 1940s…The church bells were considered “old fashioned” so they were taken out in the 1920s and the steeple was renovated in the name of modernization.

*- because another community in North Georgia is already known as Snow Springs, this community is “officially” known as Snow Spring. It’s also been known simply as Snow.

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Byrom Chapel C.M.E. Church, Byromville

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