White Plains United Methodist Church, 1871, Greene County

White Plains Methodist Church Greene County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

This historic congregation dates to around 1817. It isn’t known when the first church building was constructed. Like White Plains Baptist, the Methodist church was very progressive in allowing African-Americans to attend after the Civil War, albeit with segregated services. The congregation is inactive today, but the owners of the church have plans to restore it. Here are three archival images from the Library of Congress, made by Jack Delano in October 1941.

Mr Woodruff Preacher in the Methodist Church White Plains GA 1941 Jack Delano Library of Congress

Reverend Woodruff, October 1941

Services at White Plains Methodist Church Jack Delano 1941 Library of Congress

Services, October 1941

White Plains Methodist Church Greene County GA 1941 Jack Delano Library of Congress

After Services, October 1941

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