Jewell, GA – Rock Mill Methodist Church, built c1841-1845, is just over a mile from its original location. The church originally stood on a 3 acre tract donated by William Shivers, owner of Rock Mill Plantation (which still stands) and one of the first settlers in the area.
Clarkesville, GA – Grace Calvary Episcopal Church is the oldest church building in Habersham County, and the second oldest Episcopal Church in the state of Georgia! Only Christ Church in Savannah is older. I had an opportunity to visit this church last year and learn about it’s unique features.
Grooverville – Brooks County – Visiting Grooverville Methodist Church (built in 1856) last week was so interesting I wanted to share the history of this special church. From it’s beginnings in 1833 until 1987, there’s a lot of history here.
Brooks County, Ga – Visiting rural churches is a great way to better understand the history of communities. During my trip to Quitman, I had the opportunity to stop and see Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church. Take a look around the beautiful spot!