Category Archives: Keysville GA

Vine Branch Baptist Church, Keysville

This church, now known as Vine Branch Baptist, originated as another congregation, but I’ve not been able to locate any history at this time.


Keysville Evangelistic Church, Burke County

This church was founded by Reverend Quillar Vertery Russell (6 October 1889-26 June 1959), whose mausoleum is located on the property.

Russell was a successful entrepreneur who owned the mill in Keysville and other commercial interests. I’m unclear as to what the original name of the church was, but it has primarily been known as the Keysville Evangelistic Church. It has served both white and black congregants, and was last known as the New House of Worship.

Georgian Cottage, Keysville