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Calvary United Methodist Church, 1859, Shady Dale

historic calvary united methodist church shady dale ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing north georgia usa 2016

Founded in 1857, Shady Dale Methodist was originally located about two miles distant. The present church, though modernized today, was built just before the Civil War.

shady dale ga historic calvary united methodist church photograph copyright brian brown vanishing north georgia usa 2016

 

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Concord Baptist Church, Jasper County

Concord Baptist Church Jasper County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Organized in the early 1800s, Concord is one of the most historic churches in Jasper County. It has served both Baptist and Primitive Baptist congregations. Though I don’t believe it’s active today, it appears that it’s still in use for special events. It appears to be well-maintained.

Concord Baptist Church Jasper County GA Stacked River Rock Foundation Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

The stacked stone pillars are an indicator of the structure’s age, but not a specific one. My guess is that the church dates to the late 1840s or just after the Civil War. I’d love to know more.

Concord Baptist Church Jasper County GA Slat Back Pews Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

The slat-back pews are among the most unique I’ve seen in any church.

Concord Primitive Baptist Church Jasper County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

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Hopewell Baptist Church, Jasper County

Hopewell Baptist Church Jasper County GA Samuel Blackwell Cemetery Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Samuel Blackwell’s family is well-represented in the cemetery at Hopewell Baptist. A large landowner in this area, he was instrumental in founding the congregation in the late 1840s. The structure likely dates to the 1870s.

Hopewell Baptist Church Jasper Couty GA Pulpit Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

The building is in very unstable condition but hopefully, it can be saved.

Historic Hopewell Baptist Church Jasper County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

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Monticello United Methodist Church, 1895

Monticello GA Jasper County Old Methodist Church Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

This beautiful church was vacated in 1960, when the congregation constructed a newer facility for their growing membership. It was sold and was later used for a funeral home, the Jasper County Library, and by another non-denominational church . The wing on the right side was a later addition to accommodate offices and a Sunday school. Scott McElheny writes that it was purchased in the early 2000s with hopes of restoration for use as an events center but due to myriad stumbling blocks this never materialized. I have no idea what the plans are for this structure, but it seems a waste to let it just stand empty. Maybe a cultural or arts center would be a good use for the city of Monticello to explore; anything would be better than its present dilemma.

Historic Monticello Methodist Church Steeple Belfry Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

The congregation is one of the oldest in Jasper County. The cemetery dates to 1805 and visitors are welcome to explore the beautiful headstones, statuary, and wrought iron Victorian fencing.

Historic Monticello Methodist Church Cemetery Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Monticello Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Monticello Presbyterian Church

Historic Monticello Presbyterian Church Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

This congregation dates to 1829, and the present church building to the turn of the last century. This photo really doesn’t do it justice; it’s one of the largest churches I’ve seen in any small town in Georgia.

Monticello Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Adgateville Baptist Church, 1915, Jasper County

Adgateville Baptist Church Jasper County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

The congregation, dating to about 1812, was originally known as Hebron Primitive Baptist Church. It reorganized as Adgateville Baptist in 1915 and built this structure, still in use. It’s all that remains of the late-19th-century village named for H. L. Adgate, a large landowner in the area.

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Hillsboro United Methodist Church, 1913, Jasper County

Hillsboro GA United Methodist Church Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

This historic congregation dates to 1808.

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