Category Archives: Odessadale GA

Whirligig, Odessadale

Whirligigs can be very whimsical, but many are utilitarian, like this one I photographed in the Odessadale community several years ago.


Vernacular Houses, Odessadale

There are at least two of these hip-roofed utilitarian structures remaining in Odessadale. The form was once much more common in the area.

Branch Hebron Missionary Baptist Church, Odessadale

This church, founded by ex-slaves in 1868, is the center of the African-American community in Odessadale.

Odessadale United Methodist Church, Circa 1903, Meriwether County

The Odessadale Methodist Church was organized in the local school house in 1897. Miss Odessa Thompson, a Baptist, gave the congregation an acre-and-a-half of land. A Sunday School was established in 1901 or  1902 and this church built soon thereafter.