Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 1871, Sautee-Nacoochee

This church was built by Captain James Nichols as Nacoochee Presbyterian, soon after he arrived in the valley and built West End. Freedmen were welcomed as early members. It served the Presbyterians until moving to Nacoochee Institute in Sautee in 1903. It is one of the most visually appealing churches in the area and remains an active congregation.

Nacoochee Valley Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

3 thoughts on “Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 1871, Sautee-Nacoochee

  1. Lisa Fulton

    That is a beautiful church. It is so odd that just yesterday I was reading about Captain James Hall Nichols. I was reading on genealogy sites about his wife Kate Latimer, a relative in my family tree. Then I read about him – he apparently was well-loved. But the end of his life was sad and bleak. I am glad to see the lovely little church, it seems to reflect his generous and kind nature.


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