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.
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.
This abandoned church was in the small community of Cottonwood, South Dakota. The last census shows the population in the single digits so there wasn’t much else left here except a few aging houses and a mill.
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.
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).
This old Lutheran church is now on private land and ended services several years ago. It’s located in the quiet community of Balfour, North Dakota in the north-central part of the state.
Old Young’s Chapel Baptist Church was built in the last part of the 19th century in a rural part of Wilkes County in northeast Georgia. It’s been abandoned for awhile and the interior is filled with miscellaneous squatter furniture and some trash. There’s an adjacent cemetery that’s being overtaken by the surrounding pine woods. Hopefully this old church can hang on until someone cares enough to save it.