Hopewell Baptist

Hopewell Baptist Church, Jasper County, Georgia
Hopewell Baptist Church, Jasper County, Georgia

This small church was an early stop in the project.  Located not far from Atlanta, it wasn’t too hard to find on that dreary winter day.  The church was organized in 1847 by a plantation owner from North Carolina named Samuel Hunt and some others.  Samuel was a sheriff in Jasper County at various times and also was in the state legislature in the 1850’s.  He’s buried in the small cemetery to the right of the church.

The view straight on is my favorite in that it features the diamond vent and the separate entrance doors for men and women.  Except for the occasional car passing, the only sounds while stopping here were the echoes of crows calling from the trees surrounding this little abandoned church.

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