This historic church, once known as Evergreen, is located at the Wilkinson-Laurens County line. According to Victor Davidson’s History of Wilkinson County, Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church was organized May 25, 1837, by William Payne, a minister, and his wife Sarah, Benjamin Fordham, Nathaniel Cannon, Miles Cannon and his wife Nancy Isler Cannon, John Holliman and his wife Prudence Hooks Holliman, Anna Burkhalts and Martha Payne, all former members of Big Sandy Church. The land was given to the church by Nathaniel Cannon, Revolutionary War veteran.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a church building with awnings over the windows, before! Must have had strong sun exposure on both sides.