Citra Methodist

Citra First United Methodist Church, Citra, Florida (Marion County)
First United Methodist Church, Citra, Florida (Marion County)

Built in 1881, Citra Methodist Episcopal is in Citra, Florida not far from the Baptist church in town.  Citra was one of the largest citrus producers in the late 1800s and the home of a railroad stop.  Originally, the Methodist Episcopal ministers would ride a circuit for periodic services, but eventually a local congregation was formed (1880) which led to the vernacular style church above.  The building is included on the National Register.

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Siloam Baptist

Siloam Baptist Church, Greene County, Georgia
Siloam Baptist Church, Greene County, Georgia

Organized in 1828, Siloam Baptist Church is in Greene County, Georgia.  The church has had several buildings over the years, but this latest one was built in 1896.

 

McRae Churches

McRae First Baptist Church, Mcrae, Georgia (Telfair County)
McRae First Baptist Church, McRae, Georgia (Telfair County)

McRae, Georgia in Telfair County grew as a railroad stop in the late 1800s and is named for one of its early Scottish settlers.  As the population grew, several churches were established by the turn of the 20th century.  First Baptist Church (above) is a large Gothic Revival brick building in the center of town.  The group organized in 1880 and completed this building in the early 1900s.  It was last renovated in the 1970s.

McRae Presbyterian Church, Mcrae, Georgia (Telfair County)
McRae Presbyterian Church, McRae, Georgia (Telfair County)

Nearby on College Street is a wooden Presbyterian church that was built in 1903.

Lexington Presbyterian

Lexington Presbyterian, Oglethorpe County, Georgia
Lexington Presbyterian, Oglethorpe County, Georgia

Lexington Presbyterian Church held its last service in 2015, 230 years after its founding as Beth Salem Presbyterian in Oglethorpe County, Georgia.   The first building was located outside of town and was burned down by Indians.  The church moved into town in 1822 and this building was finished in 1892. There’s also a small cemetery surrounding the church.