Collinsworth United Methodist Church, 1834, Talbot County

The South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church notes: Collinsworth was organized prior to 1830, by a band of Methodists meeting at the home of George Menifee. The first church was a log cabin called Menifee’s Meeting House. They built the present structure in 1834 and named it for Reverend John Collinsworth, a former pastor. The dedication service, by Reverend Lovick Pierce, wasn’t held until 1859.

Collinsworth is a fine example of a vernacular Greek Revival church, evident in the locally executed Ionic capitals (above). The builder was Urban Cooper Tigner, owner of a nearby plantation and a self-taught architect/contractor. Tigner also built the Lumsden House.

5 thoughts on “Collinsworth United Methodist Church, 1834, Talbot County

  1. ben elaine dooley

    Great old building and great photos Brian, thanks. I wonder if the interior is as well preserved as the exterior. Do you know if it is an still an active congregation?

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  2. Pingback: Corinth Methodist Church, 1869, Prattsburg | Vanishing North Georgia Photographs by Brian Brown

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