Tag Archives: Churches of Chattooga County GA

Sardis Baptist Church, 1859, Chattoogaville

Sardis Baptist Church Antebellum Landmark Chattoogaville Lylerly GA Chattooga County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

This historic and still-active congregation dates to 1835. The present structure dates to 1859; it was restored in 1942. It’s near the community of Chattoogaville but has a Lyerly address.

National Register of Historic Places

3 Comments

Filed under --CHATTOOGA COUNTY GA--, Chattoogaville GA

Summerville First Baptist Church, 1937

Summerville First Baptist Church Chattooga County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

This historic congregation dates to 1848. Though the present building was constructed in 1937, it wasn’t dedicated until 11 January 1942. The pastor at that time was Madison D. Short, Sr. The cornerstone also lists others involved in the completion of the new church building.

Building Committee: Dr. O. A. Selman, Chairman; R. A. Harlow; J. R. Jackson, Jr.; & N. S. Rich – Finance Committee: H. M. Woods, Chairman; R. A. Harlow; J. R. Jackson, Jr.; O. H. Perry; & T. H. Selman – Board of Deacons: W. P. Selman, Chairman; J. E. Baker; H. S. Burgner; Dennis Cox; O. P. Dawson; N. V. Dyer; A. J. Ellenburg; T. J. Espy, Jr.; R. A. Harlow; D. M. Hill; O. A. Selman; R. G. Smith; R. S. Thomas; R. N. Trimble; H. M. Woods – R. A. Harlow was Church Treasurer & W. G. Wheeler was Church Clerk.

Summerville Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Leave a comment

Filed under --CHATTOOGA COUNTY GA--, Summerville GA