I drove out to this rural church late one winter day and it is still very well maintained. Green’s Cut Methodist is south of Augusta, Georgia and was built in 1901.
Culverton United Methodist Church was organized in 1881 and this building was completed in 1911. Located in a rural area in central Georgia , the congregation has dwindled to just a few and services are no longer held here.
This historic Presbyterian church in Winnsboro, South Carolina dates from 1869. It’s a brick building with stucco on a granite foundation. The Presbyterians have had a congregation in the area since before 1785. An old cemetery surrounds the church that includes veterans of the American Revolutionary War.
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.
Pushmataha Methodist was built circa 1910 in the Carpenter-Gothic style and has a tower entrance. I haven’t found a full history yet, but it’s located in a quiet spot in Choctaw County, Alabama.
I met a helpful gentleman and his dog while taking a photo outside this church in Furman, Alabama. He provided me with the history of this church and a quick look inside. Bethsaida Baptist Church was founded in 1831 and the current building was built just before the Civil War in 1860. The steeple and bell were added in 1891, when the membership was 141. In recent years, the membership has decreased to a couple dozen, but there are still services held. The Furman area historical district, which included this church, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.
Bucyrus, North Dakota is a very small community that had a population of 27 people as of the 2010 census (up from 26 in 2000). In 2012, much of the little town was destroyed by a wildfire, but the Lutheran church survived. Most of the limited population were relocated, so it’s still uncertain whether this will be North Dakota’s next ghost town or whether it will make a comeback.