Tag Archives: South Georgia Churches

Jeffersonville Baptist Church, Twiggs County

I’ve been unable to locate a history of the congregation, but I believe the building dates to the first two decades of the 20th century, when this style was quite common with Baptists.

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Jeffersonville United Methodist Church, 1924, Twiggs County

The Jeffersonville Methodist Episcopal congregation was formed in 1839, first meeting in the home of Joshua Grantham. Their first permanent home was located on West Magnolia Street, but was replaced by a more substantial frame structure on this location in the mid-19th century. In 1918, Ella Beckom donated funds for the construction of the present church to honor her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Fran Beckom, but money ran out just as the building reached the window ledges. The congregation met in the old Auburn Institution for several years but in 1923 construction resumed and was completed in 1924.

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St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 1895, Waynesboro

The congregation was founded in 1889 and the church built in 1895.

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Fair Haven United Methodist Church, 1846, Jenkins County

Francis Jones brought his family from North Carolina to this section of Georgia before the Revolutionary War and the family has maintained land and been involved in the social and religious development ever since. His four great-grandsons, Henry, William, Joseph, and James, were responsible for the construction of Fair Haven, which stands today as one of the great architectural treasures of rural Georgia.

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Drake Chapel, Jenkins County

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Prospect Primitive Baptist Church, Clinch County

There are some nice older graves in the cemetery. I’m sharing a few examples. These were pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia.

I always like finding these wooden markers. They were much more common in the past but many have been lost to the elements or replaced with more permanent markers.

James T. (4 June 1831-17 March 1887) & Martha (1 February 1833-17 April 1900) Touchton. The stone of James is signed by the carvers, Wilcox & Lamance of Brunswick.

George H. Hutto (1 September 1895-6 October 1918) He gave his life for his country.

Randall Skinner, Private, Captain’s Knight’s & Johnston’s Company, 81st Regiment, Georgia Militia, Indian Wars (4 January 1802-15 April 1865)

Edmund Mathis, Private, Carter’s Independents, Indian Wars, (1776-1860)

 

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Indian Creek Primitive Baptist Church, 1959, Colquitt County

Indian Creek Primitive Baptist was constituted in 1895.

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