Fair Haven United Methodist Church, 1846, Jenkins County

Francis Jones brought his family from North Carolina to this section of Georgia before the Revolutionary War and the family has maintained land and been involved in its social and religious development ever since. His four great-grandsons, Henry, William, Joseph, and James, were responsible for the construction of Fair Haven, which stands today as one of the great architectural treasures of rural Georgia.

2 thoughts on “Fair Haven United Methodist Church, 1846, Jenkins County

  1. Allison wilson

    This is actually the church I grew up in and my parents and grandparents still attend today. It has always been rumored around the church that when General Sherman marched through the Birdsville area, he and his men passed by Fair Haven. At the front of the church was a communion table. When Sherman and his men came through they stole the table from the church. The table was later found but was missing its front drawer. To this day the church still has the table and the front drawer is still missing.


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