Twin Oak Baptist Church, Wilkes County

This historic African-American church is located between Washington and Tignall.

It sits on a beautiful ridge near the site of Walnut Hill Academy (1788), one of the most prominent schools in Georgia in its time, on the plantation of the Reverend John Springer.

I didn’t spend much time in the cemetery, but wanted to share a couple of images.

Lillie Weems-Cohen (16 August 1903-31 July 2006)

Mrs. Weems-Cohen, one of nine children, was the daughter of James Walter Weems (10 August 1865-12 January 1919) and Hattie Robinson Weems (November 1873-12 August 1950).

An elephant statue adorns a recent gravesite.

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