Mount Olive Mud Creek Primitive Baptist Church is one of the oldest and most historic congregations in Lanier County. The church has the traditional appearance of other Hardshell Primitive Baptist meeting houses in Southeast Georgia, except for the white painted walls.
And like most of the Hardshell Primitives in this section of Georgia, there is no indoor plumbing, hence the fancy “outhouse”.
Mud Creek Cemetery
Many area pioneers and Confederate Veterans are buried in its cemetery.
Perhaps the most interesting headstone in the cemetery is this one. I’ve seen some unusual headstones in the hundreds of cemeteries I’ve explored over the past decade, but this has to be among the most unique.
In sharp contrast is this unadorned wooden grave marker, one of several that have survived in this sandy burial ground.
Quite a few have common 19th-century themes, such as this dove.
And of course, there are numerous Confederate veterans buried here. This one marks the final resting place of Iron Cross recipient Sergeant William B. Corbett (1835-1863), Company G, 50th Georgia Infantry.