First Pentecostal Holiness

First Pentecostal Holiness Church, Stewart County, Georgia
First Pentecostal Holiness Church, Stewart County, Georgia

This small church is in a very rural area of Stewart County, Georgia.  There wasn’t any information at the church or online about its history.

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White Plains Methodist

White Plains Methodist, Greene County, Georgia
White Plains Methodist, Greene County, Georgia

In addition to the Baptist church, White Plains, Georgia also has a Methodist congregation.  This church’s history isn’t completely known, but it dates from at least 1817.  The church above was built in 1871.

St. Bartholomew

St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, Burroughs, Georgia (Chatham County)
St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Burroughs, Georgia (Chatham County)

Outside of Savannah, Georgia, is St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, built in 1896.  The congregation formed in 1832 by the Episcopal Church to evangelize local slaves.   There were approximately 1,000 slaves working the nearby rice fields at the time.  The Victorian style church features a raised altar and windows of varying heights with pointed arches.  Next to the church is a parish hall (1897) that was used as a schoolhouse until 1951.  Although the church has a smaller congregation than it used to, services are still held on a semi-regular basis.

Interior (Note: photo is from the National Register of Historic Places application)
Interior (Note: photo is from the National Register of Historic Places application)

Canon Baptist

Canon Baptist Church, Canon, Georgia
Canon Baptist Church, Canon, Georgia

In addition to Canon Methodist in Georgia, Canon Baptist Church sits across the street.  This wood frame church was built in 1896 and is the oldest of the three churches in the Canon District included on the National Register of Historic Places.  Its most interesting feature is the multi-sided tower with central window.

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.