Tag Archives: Churches of Warren County GA

Barnett Methodist Church, Circa 1876

Historic Barnett Methodist Church Warren County GA Restored Landmark Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2016

This congregation was once a centerpiece of the railroad town of Barnett, which thrived in the latter half of the 19th century. The building was in bad repair for many years but was recently renovated.

Historic Barnett Methodist Church Warren County GA Cemetery Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2016

Lawrence Battle, a prominent local landowner, gave the land on which the church was built in 1876. He died just a year later.

Historic Barnett Methodist Church Cemetery Marye Lulu Battle Angel Warren County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2016

Among the many fascinating markers in the adjoining cemetery, the marble angel marking the grave of Battle’s daughter, Marye Lulu, is the most revered. She died on 12 June 1900.

Historic Barnett Methodist Church Cemetery Warren County GA Wooden Grave Marker Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2016

Notable, as well, is this wooden grave marker at the burial site of Jason Hayes (September 1834-June 1908).  On a personal note, I found the graves of several members of the Pate family, which may well turn out to be relatives of mine. One of the names, Maxie Pate, is a name shared by my maternal great-grandfather. I haven’t yet made the connection, but I believe there is one.

Historic Barnett Methodist Church Warren County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2016

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Prospect United Methodist Church, 1880, Warren County

Historic Prospect Methodist Church Warren County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2016

The congregation at Prospect dates to 1846. Its simple Greek Revival design is quite typical of rural 19th-century churches in Georgia.

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St. John A. M. E. Church, Norwood

St. John AME Church Norwood GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2016

This is one of Warren County’s most historic African-American congregations, dating to 1876.

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