Collinsworth United Methodist Church, 1834, Talbot County

The South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church notes: Collinsworth was organized prior to 1830, by a band of Methodists meeting at the home of George Menifee. The first church was a log cabin called Menifee’s Meeting House. They built the present structure in 1834 and named it for Reverend John Collinsworth, a former pastor. The dedication service, by Reverend Lovick Pierce, wasn’t held until 1859.

Collinsworth is a fine example of a vernacular Greek Revival church, evident in the locally executed Ionic capitals (above). The builder was Urban Cooper Tigner, owner of a nearby plantation and a self-taught architect/contractor. Tigner also built the Lumsden House.

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5 responses to “Collinsworth United Methodist Church, 1834, Talbot County

  1. Pingback: Corinth Methodist Church, 1869, Prattsburg | Vanishing North Georgia Photographs by Brian Brown

  2. ben elaine dooley

    Great old building and great photos Brian, thanks. I wonder if the interior is as well preserved as the exterior. Do you know if it is an still an active congregation?

  3. Joe Meeks

    Ionic columns, not Doric. Love to read this blog.

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