Camden Churches

First Presbyterian Church of Camden, Camden, Alabama (Wilcox County)
First Presbyterian Church of Camden, Camden, Alabama (Wilcox County)

There are two large churches only a hundred yards apart on Camden, Alabama’s Broad Street.  First Presbyterian Church of Camden was organized in 1845.  This is their second church building, constructed in the mid-1880s.  The design includes an open shingle belfry and bracketed cornice.

Camden Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Camden, Alabama
Camden Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Camden, Alabama

Camden Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church was built circa 1849 as Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  The Reformed group organized in 1890 and purchased this building.  There was a remodel and new steeple added in 1906.

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Boston Presbyterian

Boston Presbyterian Church, Boston, Georgia (Thomas County)
Boston Presbyterian Church, Boston, Georgia (Thomas County)

Boston Presbyterian began as McIntosh Church in 1836 in the town of Boston, Georgia.  During the Civil War, the name was changed to Bethany and then in 1910 to the First Presbyterian Church of Boston.  This wasn’t the first church for the congregation and it’s believed to be from the start of the 20th century, though the exact construction date is  not definitely known.

Dulaney A.M.E.

Dulaney A.M.E. Church, Wilcox County, Alabama
Dulaney A.M.E. Church, Wilcox County, Alabama

This country church is in rural Wilcox County, Alabama.  It was built in 1914 and the closest town is probably Camden, Alabama.    There’s a small cemetery surrounding the left side and rear of the church with a few dozen markers.  The church is included on the Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage.

Stillmore Methodist

Stillmore United Methodist Church, Stillmore, Georgia (Emanuel County)
Stillmore United Methodist Church, Stillmore, Georgia (Emanuel County)

Stillmore First Methodist Episcopal Church in Georgia was organized in 1892.   Today it’s known as Stillmore United Methodist.   A woman associated with the church stopped her car when I was outside photographing and let me take a quick look inside.  The church appeared in good shape except some holes in the ceiling.  It’s a Romanesque Revival style brick church designed by Charles Edward Choate and built in 1908.  It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.

Interior, Stillmore United Methodist Church, Stillmore, Georgia (Emanuel County)
Three rows of wooden pews face the dais in an auditorium style.  

Crawfordville Baptist

Crawfordville Baptist, Taliaferro County, Georgia
Crawfordville Baptist, Taliaferro County, Georgia

Originally known as Bethel Baptist, Crawfordville Baptist organized in 1802.  This church sits in the small Georgia town of Crawfordville next to the birthplace of Alexander Stephens who was the Vice President of the Confederate States of America.  Stephens was later the Governor of Georgia once out of prison following the Civil War.  The church was built in 1889 and a cemetery is adjacent.  Here’s a nice little YouTube video that shows the area around the church grounds.