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.

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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

Akin Methodist

Akin Memorial United Methodist Church, Wayne County, Georgia
Akin Memorial United Methodist Church, Wayne County, Georgia

Built in 1892, Akin Memorial United Methodist Church is a little southeast of Jesup, Georgia off of Highway 341.  Originally called Mount Pleasant Methodist Church, it was built by a prominent businessman (Lawrence Akin) and was used in the earliest days by the workers of his lumber mill and the surrounding communities.  Recently, a renovation of the interior was completed and the church continues to be used today.  There is also a small cemetery alongside the building that includes the graves of many of the founder’s family members.