Jewell Baptist Church, 1870

Jewell Baptist Church Hancock County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Daniel Ashley Jewell, who made a fortune with his prosperous cotton mill on the Ogeechee River beginning in 1857, funded the building of this beautiful church. It was originally known as the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ at Jewell.

Jewell Historic District, National Register of Historic Places


Filed under --HANCOCK COUNTY GA--, Jewell GA

3 responses to “Jewell Baptist Church, 1870

  1. Jim Gunn, grandson

    A young man by the name of John R. Gunn (born August 17, 1877) was licensed to preach by this church in 1891. His parents are buried in the adjacent cemetery. In 2012 and 2013 his most recent books were published. They can be found at:

    John R. Gunn is also carried on the Internet at:

  2. Tom Woodard

    Another wonderful jewel in Jewell!!

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