Category Archives: Dennis Station GA

Mt. Ararat Methodist Church, 1870s, Dennis Station

The congregation of Mt. Ararat Methodist Church was organized in 1824. The sign on the church notes that the church was built in 1824, but a marker at the entrance to the cemetery notes that the church was destroyed by Sherman’s army in the winter of 1864. It’s possible that elements of the old structure were incorporated into the present structure.

The vernacular Greek Revival form was very common in 19th century Georgia.

Vernacular House, Dennis Station

This utilitarian dwelling has an unusual form. Though it appears to have originally been a double-pen house, expanded by the addition of a large shed room, it may have been built this way.

General Store, Circa 1910, Dennis Station

This landmark general store is thought to have been built in the early 1900s. It served the community around Dennis Station, which appears on maps as Dennis. Dennis Station undoubtedly references the railroad presence here.

A post office known as Dennis was open from 1853-1866 and 1923-1936. Another Georgia community known as Dennis, in Murray County, had a post office from 1882-1906.