Category Archives: Lamar GA

Marvin United Methodist Church, 1885, Johnstonville

Reverend S. R. England was the organizing pastor of the Johnstonville Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Early meetings were held in a brush arbor and an old schoolhouse [no longer extant] until the church was constructed. Among the earliest members were Professor George W. Merritt, Mr. & Mrs. E. Rumble, Mrs. R. H. Banks, Mr. & Mrs. Will Banks, and Mr. J. W. Banks.

Johnstonville-Goggins Historic District, National Register of Historic Places


Antebellum Farmhouse, Lamar

Though the house has obviously (thankfully) been restored, I believe it may have originated in the antebellum era. The sidelights appear to have been altered, but otherwise the profile of the house is fairly authentic. It’s located near the long forgotten community of Lamar. I hope to learn more.