Jesup Methodist

First United Methodist Church, Jesup Georgia (Wayne County)
First United Methodist Church, Jesup Georgia (Wayne County)

Jesup, Georgia’s Methodist Episcopal Church began meeting in 1872 and eventually grew too large for their first building.  This church was completed in 1939.

First Methodist Church, Jesup Georgia (Wayne County)
Episcopal Church, Jesup Georgia (Wayne County)

From another website, this Episcopal Church in Jesup is apparently the oldest church in the county, but I don’t yet know the year it was built.

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St. Paul A.M.E.

St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, Greene County, Georgia
St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, Greene County, Georgia

It’s believed that St. Paul A.M.E. was built around the turn of the twentieth century, but nobody seems to know for sure.  It’s located near Siloam, Georgia and seems to be abandoned now.

St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, Greene County, Geor

Salters Grove Baptist

Salters Grove Baptist Church, Jenkins County, Georgia
Salters Grove Baptist Church, Jenkins County, Georgia

A little west of Millen, Georgia on Old Lousville Road I passed this small rural church named Salters Grove Baptist.  I took a couple of photos, but there wasn’t any indicator of how long the church has been here.  There’s a small cemetery behind the church with a few graves.

St. Mark’s Episcopal

St. Marks Episcopal Church, Woodbine, Camden County, Georgia
St. Marks Episcopal Church, Woodbine, Camden County, Georgia

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is in the small southern Georgia town of Woodbine.  It was built in 1900 and has tabby covering the exterior walls.  Tabby was once common on old structures in the region, first used by Spanish settlers, and then later by English colonists.  It’s made  by burning oyster shells to create lime, and then mixing it with water, sand, ash, and broken oyster shells to form a concrete type of mixture. Below is an example from a tabby slave quarters from Kingsley Plantation in northern Florida.

Tabby
Tabby Construction (Kingsley Plantation, Ft. George Island, Florida)

On the way back through town I also passed the church below named Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church.  Nothing yet on the history here.

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, Woodbine, Georgia
Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, Woodbine, Georgia

Rock Mill Methodist

Rock Mill Methodist, Hancock County, Georgia
Rock Mill Methodist, Hancock County, Georgia

Rock Mill Methodist is in Hancock County, Georgia and was originally built near a plantation in the area after the church organized in 1840.  In 1894 the church was moved to a new location in Jewell, Georgia across from Jewell Baptist Church (established 1869, built 1870) shown below.

Jewel Baptist, Hancock County, Georgia
Jewel Baptist Church, Hancock County, Georgia

Jennings Baptist

Jennings Baptist, Taliaferro County, Georgia
Jennings Baptist, Taliaferro County, Georgia

Jennings Baptist in another of many old churches in Taliaferro County, Georgia.  Established in 1894, this building was completed in 1904 for the farming population in the area.  It’s on Sharon Street about midway between Sharon and Crawfordville and has the traditional men/women entrances.  There’s also a small cemetery on the west side of the church.

Jennings Baptist, Taliaferro County, Georgia
Jennings Baptist, Taliaferro County, Georgia