Tag Archives: North Georgia Churches

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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Abandoned Church, Scottsboro

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Concord United Methodist Church, Putnam County

William B. Pritchard and Thomas Johnston built a log church known as Victory in 1810, on the Milledgeville-Athens stagecoach road. The congregation changed its name to Concord in 1812. It was the first Methodist church west of the Oconee River. I have been unable to locate a date for the construction of the present structure.

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England Chapel United Methodist Church, Circa 1888, Butts County

Like so many other rural congregations, England Chapel Methodist began meeting in a brush arbor in 1885 until the construction of a permanent home. The property upon which this church was built was given by D. N. Carmichael in 1887 and a local mill operator, J. B. Settle, offered to prepare the timber for the construction. Members from the surrounding community cut trees on their property and donated it to the church, which they also helped build. It still serves members today.

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County Line Christian Church, Digby

The lost town of Digby can hardly be found on a map today, but a road sign marks its presence. The area is just south of Brooks and the church is just yards from the Spalding County Line.

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