Heil Church

Heil Church, Heil, North Dakota (Grant County)
Heil Church, Heil, North Dakota (Grant County)

Heil is another small North Dakota community with a population in the teens.  This photogenic church was probably built not long after the town was founded in 1911.  It looks to be only used now for storage when I stopped by.

 

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Pine Hill Church

Pinehill Church, Brooks County, Georgia
Pine Hill Church, Brooks County, Georgia

What still remains of Pine Hill Christian Church can be found on a quiet dirt road in Brooks County, Georgia. Though records are unclear, it seems this church was founded in the last half of the nineteenth century by former slaves only a few miles from Grooverville Methodist and Liberty Baptist.  The church held services every third Sunday for part of the time, but eventually closed briefly in 1987, was active again for a few years and then officially closed for good in 2005.  It does seem that the little church is still looked after as the interior was fairly clean and there wasn’t any obvious signs of vandalism.

Augustana Swedish Lutheran

Augustana Swedish Lutheran Church, near Sheyenne, North Dakota (Eddy County)
Augustana Swedish Lutheran Church, near Sheyenne, North Dakota (Eddy County)

This is another abandoned church in a remote area of North Dakota.  Augustana Swedish Lutheran was built in 1907 and was part of the large Scandinavian community that settled in the Dakotas. A visit inside the church was brief as there was a suffocating build up of bird/bat guano.  But a couple photos are included below.

 

Coatopa Church

Coatopa Church, Sumter County, Alabama
Coatopa Church, Sumter County, Alabama

There’s an abandoned Presbyterian church near the community of Coatopa, Alabama that is still in fairly good condition.  There doesn’t seem to be much information online, but it’s possible that it’s now owned by the Sumter County Historical Society.

Below is a short video clip I shot which shows the inside of the church.

Kief Church

 

Kief Church, North Dakota (McHenry County)
Kief Church, North Dakota (McHenry County)

This abandoned church was one of three in the rural town of Kief, North Dakota.  There were maybe a couple dozen people living in town when I stopped by.  This was the least maintained of the three, with one listed on the National Register (Liberty Baptist) and the other privately owned and used for storage (included in a future post).