Ward’s Chapel A. M. E. Church, 1940s, Putnam County

Historic Wards Chapel AME Church Alice Walkers Childhood Congregation Putnam County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

This historic African-American congregation dates to the early 1800s and was the childhood church home of one of Georgia’s most popular authors, Alice Walker. After years of disrepair, it’s being restored.

Wards Chapel AME Church Cemetery Alice Walker Family Plot Putnam County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

The small cemetery across the road is where Ms. Walker’s family are buried.

Alice Walker’s mother and father:

Wards Chapel AME Cemetery Willie Lee Walker Headstone Alice Walker's Father Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Willie Lee Walker – 13 September 1909-26 January 1973

Wards Chapel AME Cemetery Minnie Tallulah Grant Walker Headstone Alice Walker's Mother Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Minnie Tallulah Grant Walker – 2 December 1912-10 September 1993

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3 responses to “Ward’s Chapel A. M. E. Church, 1940s, Putnam County

  1. Tabitha Walker

    A small group of dedicated donors and volunteers continue to restore the historical church. The work is slow but steady. The plywood windows are now covered with murals painted by students from Putnam County High School.

  2. River

    I am interested in talking to whoever is in charge of this restoration. Please contact me at 828-421-1118 if you know anyone connected to the project.

  3. Barbara A. Bell

    I am trying to find the original photos of Wards Chapel before the fire

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