Green’s Cut Methodist

Green's Cut United Methodist Church, Green's Cut, Burke County,
Green’s Cut United Methodist Church, Green’s Cut, Burke County, Georgia

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.

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Mt. Olivet Presbyterian

Mount Olivet Church, South Carolina
Mount Olivet Church, Fairfield County, South Carolina

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.

Bethsaida Baptist

Bethsaida Baptist Church, Furman, Alabama
Bethsaida Baptist Church, Furman, 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.

Bethsaida Baptist Church, Furman, Alabama
Interior of Bethsaida Baptist Church

Bucyrus Church

Bucyrus Church,  Bucyrus, North Dakota (Adams County)
Bucyrus Church, Bucyrus, North Dakota (Adams County)

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.