Abba Baptist

Abba Baptist Church, Irwin County, Georgia
Abba Baptist Church, Irwin County, Georgia

Abba Baptist Church is in an isolated spot in Irwin County, Georgia.  The church organized in 1889 and this building was completed in 1907.   The name used by the congregation has changed over the years, starting with Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, then New Mt. Zion at Abba and then to Abba Missionary Baptist Church.

Richland Presbyterian

Richland Presbyterian Church, South Carolina
Richland Presbyterian Church, South Carolina

Several miles southeast of Columbia is the historic Richland Presbyterian Church. Founded in 1883, the church was built a year later and used until the early 1920s when a new brick church was built in a neighboring town. The frame building features a tower with a gothic-arched portal and is essentially unaltered since construction.  It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.  A cemetery lies just behind the church.