Boston Presbyterian

Boston Presbyterian Church, Boston, Georgia (Thomas County)
Boston Presbyterian Church, Boston, Georgia (Thomas County)

Boston Presbyterian began as McIntosh Church in 1836 in the town of Boston, Georgia.  During the Civil War, the name was changed to Bethany and then in 1910 to the First Presbyterian Church of Boston.  This wasn’t the first church for the congregation and it’s believed to be from the start of the 20th century, though the exact construction date is  not definitely known.

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Stillmore Methodist

Stillmore United Methodist Church, Stillmore, Georgia (Emanuel County)
Stillmore United Methodist Church, Stillmore, Georgia (Emanuel County)

Stillmore First Methodist Episcopal Church in Georgia was organized in 1892.   Today it’s known as Stillmore United Methodist.   A woman associated with the church stopped her car when I was outside photographing and let me take a quick look inside.  The church appeared in good shape except some holes in the ceiling.  It’s a Romanesque Revival style brick church designed by Charles Edward Choate and built in 1908.  It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.

Interior, Stillmore United Methodist Church, Stillmore, Georgia (Emanuel County)
Three rows of wooden pews face the dais in an auditorium style.  

Crawfordville Baptist

Crawfordville Baptist, Taliaferro County, Georgia
Crawfordville Baptist, Taliaferro County, Georgia

Originally known as Bethel Baptist, Crawfordville Baptist organized in 1802.  This church sits in the small Georgia town of Crawfordville next to the birthplace of Alexander Stephens who was the Vice President of the Confederate States of America.  Stephens was later the Governor of Georgia once out of prison following the Civil War.  The church was built in 1889 and a cemetery is adjacent.  Here’s a nice little YouTube video that shows the area around the church grounds.

Preston Methodist

Preston United Methodist Church, Preston, Georgia (Webster County)
Preston United Methodist Church, Preston, Georgia (Webster County)

Preston is another small western Georgia town, located between Plains and Richland.  The town was founded in 1856 and serves as the seat of Webster County and has a large Newclassical Revival courthouse in the center square.  On the courthouse lawn is a historical marker saying that it was the location of the first Confederate flag rising in Georgia in March 1861.  It goes on to say that at the end of the war, Union troops stationed in Preston cut down and destroyed the flagpole.  As to the church, there were cars surrounding it and services being held on the Sunday morning I stopped by.  But I don’t know the age or any of its history as of now.  I was able to find an old photo of the church showing it’s since been remodeled at some point.

Preston Methodist Church
Preston Methodist Church