Lone Hill United Methodist Church, Circa 1890s, Coffee County

The South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church notes: The story is told that a circuit rider came to hold services at the site of this church and no one came, so he called it “Lone Hill”. The first building was erected on this site, in Coffee County, between 1848 and 1854…The adjacent cemetery contains the graves of the early settlers to the community. The earliest marked grave is of the infant son of Dan and Winafred Newbern born and died January 4, 1848.

The cemetery is also home to the National Champion Eastern Red Cedar.


Author: Brian Brown

Brian Brown is a documentary photographer, author, and historian who lives in Coastal Georgia.

2 thoughts on “Lone Hill United Methodist Church, Circa 1890s, Coffee County”

  1. Lone Hill, Excelsior(at Snipesville), and West Green made up what I remember were the churches in the West Green Charge of the South Georgia Methodist Church.. They were small rural churches that shared one preacher; yet, they imparted strong values and life long lesson in decency. I never remember political and partisan messages, only words of encouragement and brotherly love. If you needed support, you got it. Unfortunately many of these little churches have gone by the wayside.

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