Twin Oak Baptist Church, Wilkes County

Historic Twin Oak Baptist Church African American Wilkes County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

This historic African-American church is located between Washington and Tignall. It sits on a beautiful ridge near the site of Walnut Hill Academy (1788), one of the most prominent schools in Georgia in its time, on the plantation of the Reverend John Springer.

Historic Twin Oak Baptist Church African American Lillie Weems Cohen Family Tree Headstone Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

The headstone of centenarian Lillie Weems-Cohen, showing her family tree.

Historic Twin Oak Baptist Church Cemetery African American Symbolism Elephant Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

An elephant adorns a recent gravesite.

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