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First Christian Church, 1912, Jefferson

This is one of several structures in Jackson County featuring decorative siding built by E. Scott Ethridge, who owned the local concrete plant. His own residence on the adjacent lot features the siding, as well.

Jefferson Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Presbyterian Church, Circa 1858, Jefferson

Built just before the Civil War, the Presbyterian Church is the oldest church building in Jefferson. It originally featured a steeple which was lost to a storm in 1943. The Presbyterians shared the church with the Baptists until they built their first permanent home in 1887. A former private residence adjacent to the church now serves as the congregational office.

Jefferson Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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First Baptist Church, 1921, Jefferson

Jefferson Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

 

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Butts County Courthouse, 1898, Jackson


Butts County was formed in 1825, with Jackson becoming the first and only county seat. Three or four (the history is unclear) courthouses served the county before the Civil War, when the courthouse at the time was burned by Union forces during Sherman’s March to the Sea. The present structure was built in 1897-98.

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Wilson’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Circa 1855, Jackson County

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Wilson’s Chapel was founded in 1814 by the Garrison brothers, who named the congregation for the original land owner. It moved to this location upon building the present church in the mid-1850s. It’s an inviting place of quiet beauty.

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